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

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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