Emanuel de Witte (1617 - 1692)

Emanuel de Witte (1617 – 1691) was a Dutch perspective painter active in his native Alkmaar, then in Rotterdam (by 1639), Delft (by 1641), and Amsterdam (by 1652). He was especially concerned with atmosphere. His range was wide, including history paintings, genre scenes (notably of markets) and portraits, but after he settled in Amsterdam he concentrated on architectural paintings (primarily church interiors, both real and imaginary).

Emanuel was born in Alkmaar and joined the local Guild of St Luke in 1636. After a few years in Rotterdam, he moved to Delft and studied with Evert van Aelst.

Emanuel de Witte Paintings

Interior of a Church Interior of a Church Interior of a Church Interior of a Church Interior of a Protastant Gothic Church Interior of the Oude Kerk at Delft during a Sermon Interior of the Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam Interior with a Woman at the Virginals The Courtyard of the Old Exchange in Amsterdam The Interior of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, during a Sermon