This view shows the market place in Haarlem from the north-west from beside the town hall, the Doric portico of which is on the right. On the opposite side of the square is the 15th-century Grote Kerk (church of St Bavo) and the 'Vleeshal' (meat market) to the right. Both these buildings remain largely unchanged today, but the portico of the town hall, which casts a powerful shadow in the foreground, no longer exists.

Key facts

Artist dates
1638 - 1698
Full title
The Market Place and the Grote Kerk at Haarlem
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
51.8 x 67 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1894
Inventory number
Location in Gallery