Pieter Neefs the Younger

(1620 - Antwerp - after 1659)

A Church Interior

Signed centre left: Peeter / Neefs
Oil on panel, 10½ x 13⅛ ins. (26.5 x 33.8 cm)



With K. Dittrich, Brno
From whom acquired by a private collector, Czech Republic, after 1945
From whom confiscated and deposited at the Olomouc Museum of Art (inv. no. D469), in 1958
Returned to the heirs of the original owner in 1993, when loaned to the Olomouc Museum of Art
Private collection, Czech Republic, until 2021
Anonymous online sale, Sotheby’s, London, 9th December 2021, Lot 223.


L. Machytka, Nizozemské malířství ve sbírkách olomoucké oblasti,2 vols, unpublished dissertation, Olomouc 1970, vol. II, pp. 361-62;
L. Machytka, Obrazy nizozemskýchí malířů na Olomoucku. Okresní archiv v Olomouci 1987, Olomouc 1988, p. 47
Machytka and G. Elbelová (eds), Netherlandish Painting of the 16th-18th centuries from Olomouc Collections. Olomouc Picture Gallery, vol. II, Olomouc 2000, pp. 105-6, no. 70, reproduced p. 106 (as Pieter Neeffs the Younger and Frans Francken III).


Olomouc, Olomouc Museum of Art, 1993-2021, on loan


The staffage is the work of Frans Francken III (1607-1667)