The church depicted here has not been identified. It has been suggested that the figures are taking part in a wedding ceremony. The tombstone in the foreground bears the date 1609 but this is not necessarily the date of the painting, merely a date after which the picture was painted.

Key facts

Artist dates
active by 1604; died 1649
Full title
The Interior of a Gothic Church looking East
Date made
after 1609
Medium and support
Oil on copper
10.5 x 15.3 cm
Acquisition credit
Sir Claude Phillips Bequest, 1924
Inventory number
Location in Gallery