(first half 19th century)
View of the Herengracht, Amsterdam
Oil on canvas, 51.5 x 65.3 cm
– Collection Goudstikker, Amsterdam (inv. no. 6472)
– Auction Christie’s Amsterdam, 29 April 1998, lot 323 (as attributed to Bartholomeus Johannes van Hove (1790-1880))
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Herengracht 476 was sold by the heirs of Aarnout van Lennep (1718-1812) at a public auction to the wealthy banker Henric Muilman (1743-1812). Here he housed his collection of paintings of over 200 works, including The milkmaid and The lace maker by Johannes Vermeer. After Muilmans death, his son Willem Ferdinand Mogge Muilman (1778-1849) had the facade of the building altered to the present style.