BERCKHEYDE, Gerrit Adriaensz.
(b. 1638, Haarlem, d. 1698, Haarlem)

The Bend in the Herengracht in Amsterdam

Oil on panel, 41 x 63 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

This view of the bend in the Herengracht near the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat in Amsterdam is taken from the bridge near the Leidsestraat, that is from the west. This painting with a remarkable perspective was executed on the basis of several preparatory pen drawings.

The painting is signed and dated on a slab on the canalside.