Amsterdam 1641 – 1688 or later Amsterdam
A view of Amsterdam: the Nieuwe Brug, Damrak and Haringpakkerstoren
Oil on canvas : 81,7 X 108,0 cm
Remains of a signature lower left
Frame : 100,6 X 127,0 cm
This is the old harbour of Amsterdam at the estuary of the river Amstel. At left one sees the houses boarding the Damrak, in the background stands the Haringpakkerstoren and the right side of our painting is the present location of the Central Station.
Both brothers, Jacobus and Abraham Storck, painted similar town views, but those by our Jacobus are more accurate, more detailed. Here the sky and the slightly rippling surface of the water have been painted with great dexterity.