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The Entrance to a Palace

Van Delen was an early specialist in architectural painting. His works, like this example, usually feature simple single-point perspective views of extremely elaborate fantasy palaces. They are ultimately derived from illustrated text-books on the science of perspective.

Not currently on display

Artist
Dirck van Delen
Date
1654
Location
Not on display
Dimensions
49.5 x 54 cm
Materials
Oil on panel
Inscription
Signed and dated, on top step, lower right: 'D. V. DELEN.F. 1654'
Acquisition
Bourgeois Bequest, 1811
Accession number
DPG470
Notes
Adopted by Crowthers of Syon Lodge, 1994