The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Exterior of a Church
  • Jan van der Heyden (1637 - 1712)
  • Adriaen van de Velde (1636 - 1672), (figures)
  • Exterior of a Church
  • Netherlands
  • late 1660s/early 1670s
  • Painting
  • Oil on oak panel
  • Image size: 45.9 x 60 cm
  • Signature: 'VHeyden.', the 'VH' in monogram
  • P230
  • East Galleries II
Further Reading
  • Van der Heyden was the most accomplished townscape painter of seventeenth-century Holland. An inventor as well as a painter, he died a wealthy man, with a fine picture collection. His command of perspective and clarity of detail, particularly seen in the rendering of brickwork, were probably achieved with the aid of optical devices. Exterior of a Church shows a fanciful view of an unidentified church probably based upon the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. The figures are attributed to Adriaen van de Velde.