The Docking Basin in the Barge Canal in Leidschendam, Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, 1756

The Docking Basin in the Barge Canal in Leidschendam, Paulus Constantijn la Fargue, 1756

oil on panel, h 39.5cm × w 49.5cm. More details

A good public transport system by water existed in the west and north of the Netherlands from the middle of the 17th century. Horse-drawn barges were crucial to this system. An extensive network of canals crisscrossing the flat, watery countryside made it possible to travel easily and inexpensively.

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