DECKER, Coenraet
(b. 1651, Amsterdam, d. 1685, Amsterdam)

Sint Jorispoort (St George's Gate) in Delft

Etching and engraving, 175 x 270 mm
Private collection

Sint Jorispoort (also known as the Waterslootse Poort) is the most distinctive feature of the western wall in Delft. This was one of the largest and most impressive city gates in northern Netherlands. In the seventeenth century the towers served as prison cells, the late sixteenth-century superstructure was built for this purpose.

This print is from Beschryvinge der stadt Delft (Description of the City of Delft) by Dirck van Bleyswijk, published in Delft in 1667-80.