BASSEN, Bartholomeus van
(b. ca. 1590, Den Haag, d. 1652, Den Haag)
Interior of a Gothic Cathedral1614
Oil on canvas, 105 x 137 cm
This dated work of 1614 is the earliest recorded painting by the artist. It is clearly based upon the works of the Antwerp artists, Pieter Neefs the Elder and Hendrick van Steenwijk the Elder. The interior depicted is probably meant to represent the Cathedral of Antwerp.