BERCKHEYDE, Gerrit Adriaensz.
(b. 1638, Haarlem, d. 1698, Haarlem)
The Bend in the Herengracht in Amsterdam1672
Oil on panel, 41 x 63 cm
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.