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  • Interior of St Charles Borromeo Church in Antwerp

    Artist:
    Neeffs, Peeter II. 1620-after 1675; Francken, Frans III. 1607-1667
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    50x72 cm

Neeffs, Peeter II. 1620-after 1675; Francken, Frans III. 1607-1667

Interior of St Charles Borromeo Church in Antwerp

Flanders, Late 1630s

The painting depicts the interior of the St.-Carolus Borromeuskerk in Antwerp and was produced in the late 1630s jointly by Pieter Neeffs the Younger (the architectural part) and Frans Francken III (staffage). The church was built for the Jesuits in 1614-21 and originally dedicated to St Ignatius, before being given the name of St Charles Borromeo. It was designed in the Baroque style by architects Pieter Huyssens and François d'Aguillon. After a fire in 1718 that destroyed all the rich interior decoration of the church (including ceiling paintings by Rubens), it was restored in much altered form. Thus the Hermitage canvas is an important record of the interior appearance of the building before it changed.

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Interior of St Charles Borromeo Church in Antwerp

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oil

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50x72 cm

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ГЭ-2731

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