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Rembrandt's Amsterdam

Reprinted, by permission of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, from "The Print Collector's Quarterly"

Frits Lugt

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1915

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PLAN OF THE CITY OF AMSTERDAM ABOUT 1650 Plate 1. View of Amsterdam from the East. (reversed) . After the etching by Rembrandt Plate 2. The Old Town Hall in Amsterdam. After an engraving by Cl. Jz. Visscher. Plate 3. The Ruins of the Old Town Hall in Amsterdam, after the Fire in 1652. After the drawing by Rembrandt, formerly in the Heseltine Collection, now in the Rembrandt House in Amsterdam. Plate 4. The New Town Hall in Amsterdam, about 1660. The square building on the right is the public Weighing House, where Rembrandt sketched the ruins of the old town hall (see preceding illustration). After an etching by J. van der Ulft, 1656. Plate 5. The Bridge Called "Grimnessesluis" in Amsterdam. After the drawing by Rembrandt in the Louvre, Paris. Reproduced, by permission, from a copyright photograph by Messrs. Braun and Co., Dornach. Plate 6. View of the Ramparts of Amsterdam, with the St. Anthony Gate in the Distance. After the drawing by Rembrandt, formerly in the Heseltine Collection. Plate 7. Mills on the West Side of Amsterdam, Looking Toward the Town. After the drawing by Rembrandt, formerly in the Heseltine Collection, now in a private collection in Kopenhagen. Plate 8. View of the Same Side of Town as in Plate 7, but Looking Outward. The tower on the left is the same as sketched by Rembrandt ( plate 13 ). After an etching by R. Zeeman, about 1650. Plate 9. The Tower Called "Montelraanstoren" In Amsterdam After the drawing by Rembrandt, formerly in the Heseltine Collection, now in the Rembrandt House, Amsterdam Plate 10. The Same Tower as in the Preceding Illustration, with its Steeple and Surroundings. After an etching by R. Zeeman, about 1650. Plate 11. The Canal called "Singel" in Amsterdam. On the left hand side Rembrandt's son, Titus, lived during his short married life. In the distance, the "Janroopoortstoren". After an etching by R. Zeeman, about 1650. Plate 12. The Tower called "Swyght Utrecht", and the "Doelen" in Amsterdam (see plate 20 ). After the drawing by Rembrandt in the collection of Dr. C. Hofsteded de Groot, The Hague. Plate 13. The Tower Called "Westertoren" In Amsterdam. After the drawing by Rembrandt, in the Fodor Museum, Amsterdam Plate 14. The Canal called "Prinsengracht" in Amsterdam. The tower seen on the left is the same as seen in the preceding illustration. After an etching by R. Zeeman, about 1650. Plate 15. The St. Anthony Market in Amsterdam, with the Old Gate Transformed into a Weighing House. After an etching by R. Zeeman, about 1650. Plate 16. Rembrandt's House In The "St. Anthonie breestraat" In Amsterdam On the left: As it must have looked when Rembrandt occupied it. On the right: Present state. Plate 17. The Bridge and Sluice called "St. Anthonie sluis" in Amsterdam, seen from the North. Rembrandt's home ( plate 16 ) stood in the immediate vicinity of this spot. After the drawing by A. Waterloo, in the Fodor Museum, Amsterdam. Plate 18. The "doelenstraat" In Amsterdam (old situation) The receding building, behind the low wall with gate, on the right, is the "Doelen" for which Rembrandt painted "The Night Watch." The house where the master lived in 1636 was next to the house seen on the extreme right. The tower seen above the roof is the one sketched by Rembrandt ( plate 12 ). Compare also plate 20 After the drawing by R. Vinkeles in the Archives in Amsterdam Plate 19. The Back of the Houses in the "Doelenstraat" in Amsterdam. The narrow house in the middle, two windows wide, is, although rebuilt, the one where Rembrandt lived in 1636. To the left, part of Messrs. Frederk Muller & Co.'s aution and exhibition rooms. Plate 20. The Tower "Swyght Utrecht" and the Backs of the Houses of the "Doelenstraat" in Amsterdam. The third house from the tower must be the one occupied by Rembrandt in 1636... Continue reading book >>




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