FARGUE, Paulus Constantijn La
(b. 1729, Den Haag, d. 1782, Den Haag)

A Street in Rijnsburg with the Abbey Tower and the Old Walls of the Begijnhof

Oil on canvas, 32 x 41 cm
Private collection

This painting represents a view in the village of Rijnsburg, a community situated to the west of Leiden. Rijnsburg was famous for being Baruch Spinoza's residence for some time in the 17th century. The view shows an alley known as the Pijlsteeg (later known as the Tramstaart) in Rijnsburg, with to the right the Rentmeestershuis of the Knighthood of Holland, the tower of the Abbey Church and the perimeter wall of the Beguinage.