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Dirck van Delen. Een Zeeuwse meester uit de Gouden Eeuw

19 January - 17 November 2024

Dirck van Delen. Een Zeeuwse meester uit de Gouden Eeuw

Exhibition: 19 January - 17 November 2024

Dirck van Delen (1604/’05-1671) may well be called the master of perspective in the province of Zeeland. Although this architectural painter was born in Heusden, he spent most of his life in Arnemuiden. There he held numerous administrative positions, including that of mayor for a long time. In the meantime he worked on his oeuvre.

This sixth exhibition in the series Zeeland Masters of the Golden Age shows the three themes in Dirck van Delen’s oeuvre: palace courtyards, hall interiors and a church interior. Also on display are prints that Van Delen (probably) used. In addition, one of the museum’s galleries will display a reproduction of Dirck van Delen’s unique seven-part room painting.

Dirck van Delen (1604/1605-1671), Courtyard of a Palace with Obelisk, 1636
Private collection (made possible by Hoogsteder Museum Foundation)

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication of the same name, written by Dirck van Delen expert Bernard M. Vermet. The publication, published by WBooks, has 96 pages and more than 153 illustrations. It is available in the shop of the Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee and in selected bookshops throughout the Netherlands and Flanders.