Hendrick van the Elder Steenwyck

(c. 1550—1603)

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(b Steenwijk, ?c.1550; d Frankfurt, 1 June 1603) and

(b ?Antwerp, c.1580; d ?Leiden, 1649).

Flemish painters, father and son, specialists in architectural views. Little is known of their careers, but the father, who was probably a pupil of Vredeman de Vries, is regarded as the creator of the church interior as a special branch of painting. Both father and son painted small pictures of real and imaginary Gothic churches, sometimes as eerie nocturnal scenes. There are several examples of the work of Hendrick the Younger in the National Gallery, London; in two of them the figures are credited to Jan Brueghel.

Subjects: Art.

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