The Nieuwe Haarlemse Sluis on the Singel, Known as ‘Souvenir d’Amsterdam’, Matthijs Maris, 1871

The Nieuwe Haarlemse Sluis on the Singel, Known as ‘Souvenir d’Amsterdam’, Matthijs Maris, 1871

oil on canvas, h 46.5cm × w 35cm. More details

Matthijs Maris claimed to have painted this picture in a single week in order to earn some quick cash. Maris, who lived in Paris, used a stereoscopic photograph of Amsterdam as his point of departure. He altered the photographic image and painted high-rise Parisian apartment buildings in the distance. The result is a dreamlike 19th-century cityscape, which reveals ever more details the longer one looks at it.

On display in room 1.18

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