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Drawing - View of the Binnen-Amstel (inner Amstel), Amsterdam, seen from the Blauwbrug (blue bridge) (after Jan van Call)
  • View of the Binnen-Amstel (inner Amstel), Amsterdam, seen from the Blauwbrug (blue bridge) (after Jan van Call)
    Rademaker, Abraham, born 1676 - died 1735
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View of the Binnen-Amstel (inner Amstel), Amsterdam, seen from the Blauwbrug (blue bridge) (after Jan van Call)

  • Object:

    Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Holland (possibly, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 17th - early 18th century (drawn)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rademaker, Abraham, born 1676 - died 1735 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pen and brown ink, with heavy brown wash and touches of gouache in shades of blue-grey and brick red; framing line in dark brown ink.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.477

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 41

Physical description

The view is of the Inner Amstel in Amsterdam, looking northwest towards the Halvemaansbrug (Half Man’s Bridge) from a vantage point on the Blauwbrug (Blue Bridge). The large building on the right is the Diaconieweeshuis (Lutheran Parish Orphanage; built 1681–3; destr. 1888); at centre, in the distance, are buildings along the Staalkade and ‘s Gravelandseveer, with the bridge called the Halvemaansbrug just further to the left, linking ‘s Gravelandseveer with the Amstelstraat, the street whose buildings, on the south side of the river, occupy the left half of the composition. These include the brewery ‘De Drie Roskammen’, the large, lightcoloured building at far left. The river is dotted with boats, including a weyschuit (a small boat with a raking stem), which serves as a repoussoir, in the left foreground.

Place of Origin

Holland (possibly, drawn)

Date

late 17th - early 18th century (drawn)

Artist/maker

Rademaker, Abraham, born 1676 - died 1735 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Pen and brown ink, with heavy brown wash and touches of gouache in shades of blue-grey and brick red; framing line in dark brown ink.

Marks and inscriptions

Signed at lower left, in brown ink, Rádemaker; and inscribed at lower right, in brown ink (with the museum’s Dyce inv. no.), 477; on the verso, in black chalk: at centre right, by the artist (?), binnen Amstel bij de blaeúw brugh and XX; and at lower left, in another hand (turned 90°), 645 −17 . Inscribed on old, plain beige mount, in pencil: at lower right, by Dyce, Abraham Rademaker; and further to the right, in a nineteenth-century hand (with Dyce’s original inv. no.), 134.

Dimensions

Height: 305 mm, Width: 502 mm

Object history note

Provenance: possibly Cornelis Elout (1714–79), Haarlem, possibly his sale, Haarlem, van der Vinne, 4 April 1780, Album B, lot 83: ‘Een ditto [Gezigt] over den Binnen Amstel, door dezelve [Rademaker]’ (with lot 82 to ‘IJver’ for 34 fl.); Rev. Alexander Dyce (1798–1869), London, by whom bequeathed to the museum (L. Suppl. 153b), 1869.

Descriptive line

Drawing, View of the Binnen-Amstel (inner Amstel), Amsterdam, seen from the Blauwbrug (blue bridge) (after Jan van Call), Abraham Rademaker, Dutch School, late 17th - early 18th century

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

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.
Jane Shoaf Turner and Christopher White, Catalogue of Dutch and Flemish Drawings in the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, 2014), vol. I, cat.155, pp.206-7

Materials

Paper; Pen; Brown ink; Brown wash; Gouache; Material

Techniques

Drawing; Wash technique

Subjects depicted

Boats; Buildings

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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