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Travel Bug Dog Tag Art-Van Vliet-Interior of the Oude Kerk TB

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Thursday, 12 April 2012
Texas, United States
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Please drop this item in rural OR Premium Member Only caches.  Do not place it in an urban cache or abandon it at a caching event.  Transport the bug in the original plastic bag for as long as the bag lasts; the bag keeps the trackable clean, protects the number and prevents tangling with other items.  Otherwise, take the travel bug anywhere you wish.  No permission is needed to leave the U.S.

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About This Item


This is one of a series of travel bugs made to recognize paintings seen, and admired, by the bug owner. A digital copy of this painting was downloaded from the internet. The copy was reduced in size and proportions cropped to accommodate the laminating materials available to the owner. Regrettably these processes diminish the effort of the artist. One truly must see the original in person to fully appreciate the work. The text below is a mixture of my own observations and material gleaned from the internet (mostly Wikipedia and Web Gallery).

Hendric Corneliz. van Vliet (1611-1675), was a painter during the Dutch Golden Age, the 17th century. Prior to this time most patrons of the arts were the church and royalty who largely wanted portraits and paintings with religious or allegorical themes. After the Renaissance, northern Europe became a center of commerce and the middle classes prospered to the point that they wanted art to decorate their homes. And, they had broader tastes in subject matter than institutional patrons. To satisfy the demand, the Dutch and Flemish regions developed an amazing number of artists. Portraiture and religious topics were still important, but landscape, seascape, cityscape, still life and commemorative paintings began to appear.
Early on van Vliet practiced portraiture.  Around 1651 he turned to painting interior views of actual churches, mostly the Oude Kerk (Old Church) or the Nieuwe Kerk in (New Church) Delft.  He produced about 20 paintings representing churches in Leiden, Haarlem and Dutch towns other than Delft. As was the case with most of the revered Dutch Masters, Van Vliet died in poverty.
The painting presents a view of the Oude Kerk from the south aisle looking northeast. This kind of diagonal arrangement was first employed by Gerard Houckgeest in 1650-51. Van Vliet adopted this scheme, but not Houckgeest's careful fidelity to specific views.  The wife and I visited both the new and old churches in Delft in 2010.  We saw this painting at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2009.


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Tracking History (17208.2mi) View Map

Discovered It 08/29/2017 jujuchapman discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered It!

Mark Missing 05/20/2017 shellbadger marked it as missing   Visit Log

The owner has set this Trackable as missing.

Dropped Off 01/21/2016 Natera placed it in Vespoli View Virginia - .22 miles  Visit Log

Dropped in Vespoli View

  • cache location
Visited 01/21/2016 Natera took it to The Treasure of Tulls Bay "Tiffani #1" Virginia - .22 miles  Visit Log

Visited The Treasure of Tulls Bay "Tiffani #1"

Visited 01/21/2016 Natera took it to Vespoli View Virginia - 15.2 miles  Visit Log

Visited Vespoli View

Visited 01/21/2016 Natera took it to Under the Boardwalk. We'll be having some fun!!!! Virginia - 12.89 miles  Visit Log

Visited Under the Boardwalk. We'll be having some fun!!!!

  • The boardwalk
Retrieve It from a Cache 12/25/2015 Natera retrieved it from The Back 9 Virginia   Visit Log

The cache this TB was dropped in met the goal requirements. It was a 1.5 mile paddle by kayak into a small creek area connected to Stumpy Lake in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It was fun to get to. With that being said. The TB was found in Horrible condition. It was still in the bag as directed, but the cache was completely full of water, as well as the sandwich bag that held the TB. The chain was so rusted, it sat as a blob between the TB dog-tag and the pretty laminated card that now is tarnished with rust. I will log some miles by having it visit other caches while it is under repair and will be fit to be dropped in the very near future. Needs a need chain or key ring and some TLC to remove some of the rust.

Dropped Off 08/22/2015 Master Tubbs placed it in The Back 9 Virginia - 2,451.37 miles  Visit Log


Discovered It 07/30/2015 Shonda181 discovered it   Visit Log

Discovered at AACC Event (GC5XM0F)!

Retrieve It from a Cache 06/07/2015 Master Tubbs retrieved it from Imperial Data Cache Washington   Visit Log

Will place in a cache in Virginia when I get home.

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