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View of Turfmarkt and Eendjespoort in Haarlem  1865

by Johan Hendrik Weissenbruch

This watercolour shows Turfmarkt in Haarlem. On the left is Lange Brug, the bridge that spans Zuider Spaarne; on the right is Eendjespoort or Leidse Waterpoort – the town gate. The scene is confidently portrayed with brown and grey ink on four sheets attached together. Weissenbruch probably chose this dull paper for its colour, which was especially suited to a sombre city ...
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum