The Interior of a Gothic Church looking East

The building has not been identified. A christening party enters from the right. Beyond them a priest celebrates Mass and a funeral procession approaches the high altar. The paintings hanging in the church depict the Walk to Emmaus and Christ and the Woman of Samaria.

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).

Key facts

Artist dates
active by 1604; died 1649; 1568 - 1625
Full title
The Interior of a Gothic Church looking East
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on copper
25.6 x 40.2 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bequeathed by Henry Callcott Brunning, 1907
Inventory number
Location in Gallery