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Jan ten Compe (Dutch, 1713 - 1761)

View of Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

View of Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam

1752
oil on panel
21 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.

Purchased with funds from Membership Contributions, AP.1963.6.1

Jan ten Compe found his calling in painting views of major Dutch towns.  His paintings are so precise that they are of special interest to historians because of their topographic and architectural accuracy.  He rendered buildings in minute detail, adding daily activities to enliven the scene.

Bathed in morning sunlight, the turreted building dominates Nieuwmarkt Square in Amsterdam.  Originally built as a city gate, the stately structure became a Waag, or weigh house, in the seventeenth century.  A small group of men load several large bags onto a scale in front of the weigh house and the skeleton painted on one of the doors of the weigh house indicates the entrance to the meeting room of the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons.

Visitor's Comments:

"All the details of life in the city square are remarkable." - anonymous

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ten Compe
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Jan ten Compe found his calling in painting views of major Dutch towns.  His paintings are so precise that they are of special interest to historians because of their topographic and architectural accuracy.  He rendered buildings in minute detail, adding daily activities to enliven the scene.

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Permanent Gift: 
Purchased with funds from Membership Contributions
Permanent Quote: 
"All the details of life in the city square are remarkable." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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Jan ten Compe found his calling in painting views of major Dutch towns.  His paintings are so precise that they are of special interest to historians because of their topographic and architectural accuracy.  He rendered buildings in minute detail, adding daily activities to enliven the scene.

Bathed in morning sunlight, the turreted building dominates Nieuwmarkt Square in Amsterdam.  Originally built as a city gate, the stately structure became a Waag, or weigh house, in the seventeenth century.  A small group of men load several large bags onto a scale in front of the weigh house and the skeleton painted on one of the doors of the weigh house indicates the entrance to the meeting room of the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons.

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Jan
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ten Compe
Permanent Image: 
Add "c."?: 
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oil on panel<br />21 3/8 x 29 1/2 in.

Jan ten Compe found his calling in painting views of major Dutch towns.  His paintings are so precise that they are of special interest to historians because of their topographic and architectural accuracy.  He rendered buildings in minute detail, adding daily activities to enliven the scene.

Bathed in morning sunlight, the turreted building dominates Nieuwmarkt Square in Amsterdam.  Originally built as a city gate, the stately structure became a Waag, or weigh house, in the seventeenth century.  A small group of men load several large bags onto a scale in front of the weigh house and the skeleton painted on one of the doors of the weigh house indicates the entrance to the meeting room of the Amsterdam Guild of Surgeons.

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Purchased with funds from Membership Contributions
Permanent Quote: 
"All the details of life in the city square are remarkable." <strong>- anonymous</strong>
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