Fantasy architecture with fantasy people, one with Saint Peter. Baroque. Hendrik van Steenwijk II, painter (ca. 1580-1640). Born in Antwerp he died in the Netherlands spending time in London and Frankfurt in the course of his career. Mostly painting architectural interiors he also painted Biblical scenes and still lifes.

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“The Liberation of Saint Peter from prison.” 1618. Oil on panel. Signed and dated “H.V.STEENWYCK.1618” on the step on the lower left. Image © CHRISTIE’S 2020. Fair use license. via https://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/hendrick-van-steenwijk-ii-frankfurt-am-4892878-details.aspx
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Palace interior. 1611. In the public domain due to age. via https://reproarte.com/en/choice-of-topics/technique/oil-paint-on-canvas-paper-cardboard/palace-interior-detail
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“Interior of a Gothic Church.” 1610. Collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrik_van_Steenwijk_II_Interior_of_a_Gothic_Church.jpg
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“Interior of a Gothic Church.” ca. 1610s. Collections of the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 100 years. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hendrik_van_Steenwijk_II_Interior_of_a_Gothic_Church2.jpg

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