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Title Town Hall, The Hague
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Behr, Carel Jacobus (Dutch painter, 1812-1895)
Date 1853 (dated)
Signed yes
Description This painting shows the Town Hall, The Hague after a fall of snow. The Town Hall is the large Renaissance building on the left. The snow is already beginning to thaw and track marks can be seen along the road. In the foreground, a woman is driven in a horse-drawn sleigh. On the left, the local bourgeoisie are filing out of church and on the right is a fishmongers.
Current Accession Number 1977P3
Former Accession Number P.377
Inscription front lr 'C J Behr 1853'
Subject townscape; place (The Hague)
Measurements 44.5 x 55.7 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Given by the Municipality of The Hague 1947.
Publications Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 6, ill.
Notes Label 'The Mayor and Aldermen of The Hague offered this painting to Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery in 1947 from the collection of the Haags Gemeentemuseum to the municipality of Birmingham to express their gratitude for the adoption of the Hague by Birmingham.'
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth
 

 

 

 

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