COMPE, Jan ten
(b. 1713, Amsterdam, d. 1761, Amsterdam)

Delft: A View of the Town Hall Seen from the Grote Markt

1745-55
Oil on panel, 29 x 37 cm
Private collection

The town hall in Delft, as seen in this painting, and which still stands today, is positioned on the Grote Markt opposite the Nieuwe Kerk. It was built in 1620 by the famous architect Hendrick de Keijser (1565-1621) after the old town hall was burned down in 1618. Only the central tower survived and was comprised by De Keijser into the new building.