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Emanuel de Witte

Witte, Emanuel de (āmäˈnōĕl də vĭtˈə) [key], 1617–92, Dutch painter. Witte's paintings of architecture, genre scenes, seascapes, and portraits were influenced by the work of Elsheimer. Witte excelled at moody, majestic paintings of church interiors (e.g., Interior of a Gothic Church; Rijksmus.). He possessed a melancholy nature that ultimately drove him to suicide.

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