The ‘Golden Bend’ in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, Seen from the East, Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde, 1671 - 1672

The ‘Golden Bend’ in the Herengracht, Amsterdam, Seen from the East, Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde, 1671 - 1672

oil on panel, h 42.5cm × w 57.9cm. More details

Due to Amsterdam’s explosive population growth, the city experienced several expansions during the 17th century. This painting presents a section of the city’s world-famous ring of canals. The bend in the Herengracht depicted here was the domain of the wealthiest. When Berckheyde painted this sun-drenched city view, several houses had yet to be completed, and there were still vacant lots.

On display in room 2.27 Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde 1600-1665 Amsterdam’s Prosperity

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