Bend in the Herengracht Amsterdam by Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde on your wall
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The painting: Bend in the Herengracht Amsterdam 1671 – 1672
Original: oil paint on panel 57.9 x 42.5 cm wxh
The painting shows the Herengracht in Amsterdam from the bridge of the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam. With open spaces in the rows of houses and in the scaffolding buildings. As a result, the sunlight falls beautifuly on the Herengracht itself and reflects on the existing buildings.
In the 17th century there was a screaming shortage of houses and large dignified mansions were built besides the dugged canals in Amsterdam for the very wealthy citizens. This wealthy group was mainly active in trade with Asia.
Because this part of Amsterdam had a very wealthy, chic population and because the canal in this part makes a bend, this part is also called “the Golden Bend”, still today.
Read more about the life and work of Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde on his painterspage