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Lierre: Interior of Saint-Gommaire
  • David Roberts (1796 - 1864)
  • Lierre: Interior of Saint-Gommaire
  • England
  • 1850
  • Painting
  • Oil on canvas
  • Image size: 121.8 x 94 cm
    Object size: 140.5 x 112 x 9 cm
  • Signature: 'David Roberts. R.A.1850.'
  • P258
  • West Gallery II
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • This painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1850. Lierre is ten miles south-east of Antwerp. Roberts depicts the nave of the church of Saint-Gommaire which was built 1425-1557. The sixteenth-century rood loft across the nave had been restored shortly before 1850. Roberts, an enthusiastic traveller, paid at least five visits to Belgium between c.1826 and 1861. Church interiors of this kind derive ultimately from seventeenth-century Dutch painting (see Emanuel de Witte, 'Interior of the Oude Kerk, Delft', P254).