Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde

A Hunting Party near the Hofvijver in The Hague, Seen from the Buitenhof

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690 voorzijde
690 voorzijde

Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde
A Hunting Party near the Hofvijver in The Hague, Seen from the Buitenhof

c. 1685-1690 On view in Gallery Prince Willem V

Although this painting by Berckheyde was not in William V’s collection, you will understand why we were keen to hang it here: the cityscape shows the same view as that from the Gallery. In front of you lies the Hofvijver, with to the right the Binnenhof buildings, which then, as now, were the centre of government. The wing that today has the fish stall in front of it housed the stadholder’s quarters, and a carriage pulled by six horses rides where trams now pass by. With this many horses, we can assume the carriage is transporting a high-ranking figure, perhaps even a stadholder of the House of Orange-Nassau.

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690 voorzijde

Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde
A Hunting Party near the Hofvijver in The Hague, Seen from the Buitenhof

c. 1685-1690 On view in Gallery Prince Willem V

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General information
Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde (Haarlem 1638 - 1698 Haarlem)
A Hunting Party near the Hofvijver in The Hague, Seen from the Buitenhof
c. 1685-1690
painting
690
Gallery Prince Willem V
Material and technical details
oil
canvas
63.3 x 53.7 cm
Inscriptions
linksonder: Gerrit Berck heyde. Hughtenburgh

Provenance

Johan van der Marck, Leiden, 1773; Jacob Frederiksz van Beek, Amsterdam, until 1828; bequest of Timon Hendrik Blom Coster, The Hague, 1904