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    Sale 5433

    Old Master & British Pictures & Old Master Drawings

    2 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 129

    Attributed to Abraham Storck (Amsterdam 1644-1708)

    The Oude Schans canal with the tower of Montelbaan, Amsterdam

    Price Realised  

    Attributed to Abraham Storck (Amsterdam 1644-1708)
    The Oude Schans canal with the tower of Montelbaan, Amsterdam
    with signature 'A. Storck f' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    30 5/8 x 43¾ in. (77.8 x 111.2 cm.)


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    The Montelbaan gun tower was built in 1516 to guard the Oude Schans canal, and its octagonal steeple was added in 1606 to a design by Hendrick de Keyser. It became an important addition to the city's sky-line, and was painted by numerous artists including Rembrandt.

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