Copy of The Night Watch, Gerrit Lundens (attributed to), c. 1642 - c. 1655
This 17th-century copy of the Night Watch reveals that the composition was originally larger. The painting was cut down on three sides – above all, on the left – when it was moved in 1715 from the large hall of the Kloveniersdoelen to the Amsterdam Town Hall. It had to fit in between two doors in its new location. The strips of canvas that were cut away were not preserved.