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Fishwives on the Beach at Scheveningen  1880

by Bernardus Johannes Blommers

The small, square-rigged bomschuits brought their catch onto the beach at Scheveningen to be sorted and auctioned. Fishwives filled their large baskets with fresh fish for sale in the town. This watercolour is not from the Drucker-Fraser collection, but from a legacy left by Jhr. P.A. van den Velden in 1892. He laid the ground for the Rijksmuseum’s collection of 19th-centu...
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