DELEN, Dirck van
(b. 1604/5, Heusden, d. 1671, Arnemuiden)

Palace Courtyard with Figures

Oil on panel
Philip Hahn Collection, New York

The Dutch painter Hans Vredeman de Vries, shortly before he died in 1604, published a book with engraved perspective inventions. This book, which was extremely important in transmitting the extensive Italian knowledge about perspective and architectural ornament to the north, influenced Dirck van Deelen. His painting "Palace Courtyard with Figures", painted in 1635, reveals the dominant style in architectural painting in which van Delen continued to his death.