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The Interior of a Gothic Church looking East
Hendrick van Steenwyck the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder

The building has not been identified. A christening party enters from the right, while behind them a priest celebrates Mass in a side chapel. In the main aisle mourners sit around a cafalque in front of the screen. The paintings hanging in the church show the Adoration of the Magi and the Raising of Lazarus.

The architecture was painted by Steenwyck, but the figures are probably by Jan Brueghel the Elder (see Steenwyck's other painting of the same title 'The Interior of a Gothic Church Looking East', where comparable figures are depicted). The name Hans Goyvaerts, which is on the back of the copper support, may have been that of the Antwerp art dealer from whom Brueghel bought the picture before adding the figures.

Key facts
Artist Hendrick van Steenwyck the Younger and Jan Brueghel the Elder
Artist dates active by 1604; died 1649; 1568 - 1625
Full title The Interior of a Gothic Church looking East
Date made 1604-15
Medium and support Oil on copper
Dimensions 36.7 x 55 cm
Inscription summary Signed
Acquisition credit On loan from the Victoria and Albert Museum
Inventory number L1116
Location in Gallery Not on display
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