VLIEGER, Simon de
(b. 1601, Rotterdam, d. 1653, Weesp)

The Oostport (East Gate) at Delft

c. 1650
Black chalk, brush and gray ink, 187 x 308 mm
Kunshalle, Bremen

The East Gate, also known as St Catherine's Gate was the oldest of all the medieval entranceways to Delft. It remains largely intact today. It attracted several talented draftsmen.