A study for the artist's picture of the Town Hall, The Hague, dated 1859 (see fig. 1), of which another version of the same year exists, while a third version is dated 1867 (W. Laanstra, H. de Bruijn, J. Ringeling, Cornelis Springer (1817-1891), Utrecht, 1984, pp. 119, 121 and 158, nos. 59-6, 59-A-1 and 67-13, illustrated).
Springer sold his first version on 8 July 1859 for Nlg. 200. The three pictures all vary in structural details and Springer even went so far as to depict the gable as an independant structure, while in reality it is part of a larger building including a tower to the left