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“ Exemplary for the Whole Dutch Church Painting ”

Saenredam – Swillens, P. T. A. Pieter Janszoon Saenredam Schilder van Haarlem 1597-1665. Introduction by W. Vogelsang. Amsterdam, De Spieghel, 1935. 4to. XII, 143 pp. With 2 portrait-plts. + 187 ills., 3 of them within the text. Brown cloth with red back-title in slipcase of the same kind, orig. cover bound with, the front cover of that in red and black and with a mounted ills. Top edge uncut.

The  rare  ORIGINAL  EDITION

of this standard work with a  CATALOGUE  RAISONNÉ

of  the  paintings + drawings  of  the  important  Dutch  architectural  painter

in a really very fine copy. The slipcase with a “step” of support for the inner block.

“ His church views are unsurpassed as well by the considered choice of the point of view and the truthfulness as a special light painting. He was more a draughtsman than a painter and had made apparantly very exact preparatory drawings to all pictures. The perspective of his inner church views, rarer from outside, appears absolutely true. Thus his topographically precise architectural paintings, usually inscribed locally and as to time, are

to  be  equated  with  archaeological  documents .

The overwhelming space feeling results from his famous iridescent and gold-toned light. In this direction he is exemplary for the whole Dutch church painting … “

(Bernt, 3rd ed., 1970).

Offer no. 13,025 / EUR  343. / export price EUR  326. (c. US$ 394.) + shipping