A pair of Church Interiors

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One signed with monogram PN, lower left.

Sale Sotheby’s Monaco, 1993, lot 70
Private collection Vienna
With Kunsthandel P. de Boer, 2012
Swiss Private collection from

Pieter Neeffs was a painter of architectural compositions and began his career as a pupil of Hendrick van Steenwijck.
In 1609 he entered the Guild of Antwerp and in 1612 he married Maria Lauterbeens. Their son Pieter Neeffs the Younger , became a pupil of his father and went on to become a well known painter in his own right.
The majority of Pieter Neeffs compositions were based on churches and cathedrals in Antwerp and he is renowned for his accuracy in depicting architectural detail. He often collaborated with other artists, supplying the architectural settings in which they placed their figures. These artists included Jan Brueghel, Sebastiaen Vrancx, Adriaen van Stalbempt and
David Teniers
Museums where examples of the artist’s work can be found include; Aix en Provence, Bonn,
Amsterdam, Cambridge and Moskov.


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Year: 1578 – 1656/61

Location: Antwerp

Dimensions: 2,4 x 8,4 cm.oval

Provenance: Sale Sotheby’s Monaco, 1993, lot 70

Techniques: Oil on copper