A 17th century Dutch painting depicts the interior of a church that was completed in the 16th century. Atget’s photograph of the Palais Royal in Paris is a 20th century photograph of an 18th century building. And this is a 21st century photograph of the Getty Center that was completed at the end of the 20th century.
(Yes, the Getty Center image was only taken 10 years after the museum’s completion, but hey, there’s something lovely about three sets of eyes across time looking at architecture and finding similarity.)
L: Interior of the Laurenskerk at Rotterdam, 1662, Anthonie De Lorme, painter; with figures attributed to Ludolf de Jongh. J. Paul Getty Museum.
M: Royal Palace, 1904-1905, Eugene Atget. J. Paul Getty Museum.
R: Getty Center, 2006, Stanley Smith.