ASCH, Pieter Jansz. van
(b. 1603, Delft, d. 1678, Delft)

The Delft City Wall with the Houttuinen

c. 1650
Oil on canvas, 53 x 76 cm
Private collection

In this painting the city wall is seen on the left, and on the right are the large barns and fences within which Delft's timber industry flourished. The activity in the foreground gives some idea of how wood was distributed to builders and other purchasers, who of course shipped their loads along the city's canals.

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