Interior of the church of St Anne, Bruges
- oil on canvas
- 122.3 × 183.5 cm
- inscribed in beige paint l.r.: David Roberts R. A. 1851.
- Accession Number
- International Painting
- Credit Line
- National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
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- Gallery location
- Not on display
Commissioned by Thomas Jackson, Hampstead, London; his collection, until c. 1860; with Louis Victor Flatou (dealer), London, before 1861; collection of Duncan Dunbar (1804–62), London, until 1862; Trustees of the Estate of Duncan Dunbar, London, 1862–94; included in the Duncan Dunbar estate sale, Christie's, London, 5 May 1894 (Lugt 52574), no. 103; bought by King (possibly an dealer); from where purchased on the advice of Sir George Verdon, for the NGV, 1894.
 There is a Thomas Jackson recorded in the 1855 electoral roll as living in Mount Grove House, Hampstead. However, there are several men with this name in this area of London.
 Flatou (1820–67) was a Prussian-born London-based art dealer. Very little is known about him as a person or his activities. There is speculation that he was illiterate, as no handwriting sample survive; it appears his wife did most of his correspondence. He died from dropsy (now known as oedema) in 1867. See https://www.artmarketstudies.org/research-by-harry-dougall-louis-victor-flatou-1820-1867/
 Dunbar was a prominent London shipowner. His vessels were used for transporting troops during the Crimean War and also convicts to Australia. Dunbar’s will has been transcribed here by a descendant as part of a talk about him: http://www.merchantnetworks.com.au/periods/1800after/1800dunbar.htm
 Catalogue of the highly important collection of modern pictures formed by Duncan Dunbar, Esq, deceased, of Porchester Terrace…, Christie’s, London, 5 May 1894 (Lugt 52574), accessed https://archive.org/details/higduna00chri
 See Register of Inward Correspondence and, Registered inward correspondence, National Gallery of Victoria, 1894, letter no. 1157, held at Public Records Office of Victoria, VPRS 800 and VPRS 805.
Exhibited: Royal Academy, London, 1851, no. 14