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The Interior of A Church, (painting)

Artist:
Neefs, Peter b. 1570
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1
Born at Antwerp, A.D. 1570--Died A.D.--, aged --. This artist was a scholar of Henry Steenwyck the elder. He painted similar subjects to those of his master, . . . representing the interior of Churches and Temples, which he finished with a precision and neatness of pencil that is altogether surprising. His knowledge of perspective was so correct, that he would exhibit in the small space of a Cabinet picture, the most vast and magnificent Gothic edifices, in which the beholder is deluded into a belief of the reality and immensity of the space the building represents. DESCRIPTION. This little picture which represents the interior of a Church, is painted with all the excellence that characterizes this Ingenious master. The architecture and the various decorations of the church are Designed with the utmost correctness, . . . And by a judicious management of the chiar-oscuro he has produced a most lively and pleasing effect. Neefs . . . obtained other artists to introduce [figures] for him, and this specimen is enriched by Gonzarlez's figures, . . . The minute scale on which [the figures] are drawn is lost sight of by their assuming the size of life. . . . [P. 4.]
A Catalogue of Italian, Flemish, Spanish, Dutch, French, and English Pictures; which have been collected in Europe and brought to this country by Mr. Richard Abraham, of New Bond Street, London, and are now exhibiting at the American Academy of Fine Arts. March, 1830. Admittance, forty cents. Children under twelve years, half price. Catalogues, twelve and a half cents. New York: Printed by R. & G.S. Wood, No. 265 Pearl Street.
Topic:
Architecture--Religious--Church
Figure(s) In Interior--Religious
Control number:
AECI 04280001
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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