(b. ca. 1600, The Hague, d. 1661, Delft)

Imaginary Gothic Church

Engraving, 251 x 216 mm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This engraving, made after an unknown composition by Bartholomeus van Bassen, is the only known work on paper by Gerard Houckgeest. In all likelihood, Van Bassen's design is based on a painting of 1636 by Pieter Saenredam, St Bavo's in Haarlem (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).