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Church of Saint Odulphus, Assendelft

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Veneration of the great altarpieces and other religious images that enriched Catholic churches throughout Europe was considered idolatry by the Protestant Calvinists of the Dutch Republic. Believing that the word of God could be communicated only through preaching, they stripped their churches...

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Provenance

July 19, 1940, purchased by W.E. Duits, Ltd., London (stock no. 7330); 1946, sold by Duits to Pieter de Boer, Amsterdam [see note 1]; 1948, sold by de Boer, through Frederick Mont, New York, to the MFA for $6000. (Accession Date: March 8, 1948) NOTES: [1] According to Duits stock books and index cards on file at the Getty Research Institute (Accession No. 860290, boxes 13, 21, 36). It is not specified from whom Duits purchased the painting.

Credit Line

Juliana Cheney Edwards Collection

1655

Dimensions

40.64 x 36.83 cm (16 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

48.321

Medium or Technique

Oil on panel

Collections

Europe

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