The Interior of the Bakenesserkerk, Haarlem

Bosboom made a number of sketches and paintings of this church, which dates from the 15th century and was partly rebuilt in the 17th century. This painting shows the south aisle and figures in 17th-century costume. It is similar to a larger painting (Amsterdam Museum, Fodor Collection) which is thought to have been painted in about 1860. The National Gallery's painting is broader in execution, and may consequently be dated to about 1870-5.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1817 - 1891
Full title
The Interior of the Bakenesserkerk, Haarlem
Date made
probably 1870-5
Medium and support
Oil on mahogany
Dimensions
24.7 x 34.1 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Presented by J.C.J. Drucker, 1910
Inventory number
NG2712
Location in Gallery