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Watercolour - View in Amsterdam with Canal Houses and the Westerkerk on the Prinsengracht
  • View in Amsterdam with Canal Houses and the Westerkerk on the Prinsengracht
    de Beijer, Jan, born 1703
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View in Amsterdam with Canal Houses and the Westerkerk on the Prinsengracht

  • Object:

    Watercolour

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)
    Amsterdam (made)

  • Date:

    1725-68 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de Beijer, Jan, born 1703 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour, over graphite or black chalk; framing line in brown ink

  • Museum number:

    223-1885

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Watercolour depicting a view in Amsterdam, showing the Prinsengracht and Westerkerk.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)
Amsterdam (made)

Date

1725-68 (made)

Artist/maker

de Beijer, Jan, born 1703 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour, over graphite or black chalk; framing line in brown ink

Dimensions

Height: 243 mm, Width: 280 mm

Object history note

C.E. Appleby (possibly 1835–90), London; from whom purchased with other pictures by the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1 June 1885 for £6. 10s. 0d.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, 'View in Amsterdam with Canal Houses and the Westerkerk on the Prinsengracht', by Jan de Beijer. Dutch, ca. 1725-68.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2014, vol. I, Cat. 12, illus. p.12.

Labels and date

Jan de Beijer sketched views like this in the open air during the summer. Later he would work up the drawings in his studio. De Beijer specialised in topographical views of the Netherlands and Germany. He made numerous views of Amsterdam like this one, sometimes repeating the same scene several times with altered light effects to suggest different times of day. []

Materials

Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Categories

Paintings; Drawings; Topographical watercolours

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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