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Vermeer's View of Delft : Environs

images collected by Peter Jochems

Owing to its agreeable sunlit positron and picturesque skyline the environs immediately surrounding the Delft Kolk represented in Vermeer's View of Delft was painted, drawn, mapped, etched, engraved and photographed many times. Below is a collection of these images in chronological order.

In order to familiarize with the most cited landmarks click here to access a roll-over image map of Vermeer's painting.

The principal digital resources used to compile the list here are: the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam and City Archives of Delft and which contains a treasure trove of video and audio material concerning Delft from the sixteenth century until now. The collection contains historical prints, drawings, photos and audiovisual material in various formats, such as 8 and 16 mm film, videos, DVDs, CDs, LPs and cassettes.


xxfig. XXSibylla Erythraea
Maarten van Heemskerck
1564
Oiil on oak panel, 123.5 x 75.5 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: The unfinished painting by Van Heemskerck features the first representation of Delft that has survived, as seen from the south side of the town.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:Maerten-van-Heemskerck-De-sibylle-erythraea.jpg

xxfig. XXSibylla Erythraea
Maarten van Heemskerck
1564
Oiil on oak panel, 123.5 x 75.5 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: The unfinished painting by Van Heemskerck features the first representation of Delft that has survived, as seen from the south side of the town. In the painting, the bridge has two arches, the western one of which is slightly lower than the eastern one. The slightly curved parapet or wall is in the middle, level with the pillar between the two arches, equipped with a small turret that had a defensive function. In earlier images from the seventeenth century the turret has disappeared. By the end of the seventeenth century it had been removed and replaced by a gate.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bestand:Maerten-van-Heemskerck-De-sibylle-erythraea.jpg

xxfig. XX Map of Delft, with Scale in Rods, and Compass Rose (Design of the fortification of the city, ordered in 1573–1574 by Marnix van Sint Aldegonde)
1573
Pend, brush and color on paper, 35.2 × 47.5 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: A design of the defenses of Delft which show the city walls, the ramparts and gates. Indicated are: Haechsche Gate, Duijvelsgat, Oostpoort, Suijtpoort, Watersloorpoort. The street plan is not indicated. Text on the reverse: Affteeckeninghe vanden stadt Delft.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=7-2&id=41997530&index=0

xxfig. XXMap of Delft, with Scale in Rods, and Compass Rose (Design of the fortification of the city, ordered in 1573–1574 by Marnix van Sint Aldegonde)
1573
Pend, brush and color on paper, 35.2 × 47.5 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: Detail of the Suijtpoort (South Gate) showing the fortifications of Delft. Note the earthe rampart (in green) which would be removed to create a more funtional and deeper harbor to favor increasing water traffic.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=7-2&id=41997530&index=0

xxfig. XXThe Schiedam Gate to Delft 1573
-
1573
Pen in black and brush in colors, on brown flax paper, approx. 37 x 24 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: Delft, with the front gate of the Rotterdam Gate on the right, the Schiedam Gatev in the middle.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=6-2&id=40897487&index=0

xxfig. XX The Rotterdam Gate (from the city side)
-
possibly 1599
Pen and brush in color on paper, 55.5 × 41.8 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: A rare view of the facade of the former Rotterdam Gate as seen from the city side with a view through it to the front gate and drawbridge.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=1-2&id=42200414&index=0

xxfig. XX DELFT. Delpium urbis Hollandia [...]
From: Belgicae sive Inferioris Germaniae Regionum Descriptio
Ludovico Guicciardini
1613
Copper engraving, 22.7 × 31.2 cm.

comment: The map includes the town's four extant gates: Suijtpoort, the Haechpoort, Dat duijvelsgat and Die Oostpoort.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=8-2&id=42019707&index=0

xxfig. XX DELFT. Delpium urbis Hollandia [...] (detail of the Suijtpoort (South Gate)
From: Belgicae sive Inferioris Germaniae Regionum Descriptio
Ludovico Guicciardini
1613
Copper engraving, 22.7 × 31.2 cm.

comment: The map includes the town's four extant gates: Suijtpoort, the Haechpoort, Dat duijvelsgat and Die Oostpoort.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=8-2&id=42019707&index=0

xxfig. XXDelft, from Topographia Germaniæ Inferioris
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main; Bey Caspar Merian
Engraved by Matthäus Merian
1642

comment: The Topographia Germaniæ Inferioris shows the city walls, ramparts, moat and gates of Delft as well as a few of the town's principal landmarks.

https://archive.org/details/topographiagerma00zeil_0/page/n345/mode/2up

xxfig. XXDelft, from Topographia Germaniæ Inferioris
Publisher: Frankfurt am Main; Bey Caspar Merian
Engraved by Matthäus Merian
1642

comment: The Topographia Germaniæ Inferioris shows the city walls, ramparts, moat and gates of Delft as well as a few of the town's principal landmarks. This detail shows the Kolk.

https://archive.org/details/topographiagerma00zeil_0/page/n345/mode/2up

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xxfig. XX The Sheidam Gate and the Zuidwall
Jan van Goyen
1644
Black chalk, with grey wash, 14.4 x 26.4 cm.
The British Museum, London

comment: A windmill, the Burgundian Tower, the Sheidam Gate and Zuidwall, which has pointed Renaissance turret not seen in Vermeer's painting.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1884-0726-35

xxfig. XXThe Northwest Side of the Rotterdam Gate at Delft in Winter
Simon de Vlieger
c. 1645–1650
Black chalk, brush and gray ink on paper, 14.8 x 23.3 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


xxfig. XX Delfi Batavorum Vernacule Delft
Published in Amsterdam
Joan Blaeu
c. 1649
Engraving on copper, 38 x 49 cm.

comment: The Delfi Batavorum vernacule Delft was published in 1649, about a decade before Vermeer painted the View of Delft. The map shows the city's principal landmarks in reasonable accuracy although, due the limits of the medium, there are probable fewer houses than those that actually existed. Only a few houses are shown in the vicinity of the inn where Vermeer presumably painted his View of Delft on the Hooikade.

http://objects.library.uu.nl/reader/index.php?obj=1874-351133&lan=en#page//13/67/06/136706631489373979268978623985105012637.jpg/mode/1up

xxfig. XX Delfi Batavorum vernacule Delft
Published in Amsterdam
Joan Blaeu
c. 1649
Engraving on copper, 38 x 49 cm.

comment: The Delfi Batavorum vernacule Delft was published in 1649, about a decade before Vermeer painted the View of Delft. The map shows the city's principal landmarks in reasonable accuracy although, due the limits of the medium, there are probable fewer houses than those that actually existed. Only a few houses are shown in the vicinity of the inn where Vermeer presumably painted his View of Delft on the Hooikade.

http://objects.library.uu.nl/reader/index.php?obj=1874-351133&lan=en#page//13/67/06/136706631489373979268978623985105012637.jpg/mode/1up
xxfig. XX The Schiedam Gate with a Few Boats in Front, Seen to the North
Jan van Goyen
c. 1650
Black chalk and gray brush on poaper, 9.8 × 15.4 cm (3.9 × 6.1 in.)
Blade size: 9.8 x 15.4 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=3-2&id=41948648&index=3

xxfig. XX Night Ferries to The Hague, Delft and Leiden
Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman
c. 1652–1654
Pen and black ink, brush and gray ink; framing line in brush and black ink, by the artist; incised for transfer, 14.5 × 25.1 cm.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

comment:This drawing by the specialist of marine imagery Reinier Nooms, called Zeeman (meaning “sailor” or “seaman” in Dutch), is a fully developed print design, incised for transfer to the printing plate, for the artist’s best-known series, “Verscheyde Schepen en Gesichten van Amstelredam” (“Various Ships and Views of Amsterdam”).

The drawing exhibits Zeeman’s characteristically meticulous rendering of nautical details, particularly the rigging of the sails. As a nocturne, it also demonstrates his sensitive treatment of both natural and artificial light, with areas of untouched paper conveying the moonlight gleaming through the clouds, the glow of lanterns illuminating the figures on the boat, and the reflections on the rippled surface of the water. A liberal application of gray ink establishes the shifting tonalities of the night sky.1

fig. XX View of the Rotterdam Gate at Delft
Simon de Vlieger
1653
Graphite and gray wash, on paper; verso: graphite, 19.4 x 28.9 cm.
The Morgan Library and Museum, New York

https://www.themorgan.org/drawings/item/128453

xx fig. XX The Schiedam Gate at Delft
Jan de Bisschop
1655–1660
Graphite, pen and brush and brown ink, 9.5 x 15.9 cm.
Historisch Museum, Amsterdam

comment: From foreground to the background; the Burgundain tower, the Zuidwal , the Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates. To the right the waters of the Kol with various moored barges. The quay on which the figures walk seems to slope downward from the ramparts, while in Vermeer's painting it appears to be perfectly flat.

xxfig. XX The Arrival of Charles II Delft, May 25, 1660
Print maker: David Philippe
Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne
Jacob Westerbaen
1660
Etching on paper, 41.8 x 46 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: The etching illustrates the arrival of the English king Charles II from Breda in Delft, 25 May 1660 at the Zuidkolk. A large group welcomes the king who arrived in Delft by boat on the quay. In the air putti with the arms of the Republic. In the background the Schiedam and the Rotterdam Gates can be recognized. In the foreground, the Hooikade.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-OB-81.884

xxfig. XX The Arrival of Charles II Delft, May 25, 1660 (detail)
Print maker: David Philippe
Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne
Jacob Westerbaen
1660
Etching on paper, 41.8 x 46 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: The etching illustrates the arrival of the English king Charles II from Breda in Delft, 25 May 1660 at the Zuidkolk. A large group welcomes the king who arrived in Delft by boat on the quay. In the air putti with the arms of the Republic. In the background the Schiedam and the Rotterdam Gates can be recognized. In the foreground, the Hooikade.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/collection/RP-P-OB-81.884

xxView of Delft
Johannes Vermeer
c. 1660–1663
Oil on canvas, 98.5 x 117.5 cm.
Mauritshuis, The Hague

http://www.essentialvermeer.com/catalogue/view_of_delft.html#top

xxfig. XX The Rotterdam Gate at Delft
Jan van Kessel
Between 1664 and 1669
Black chalk, pen and gray ink, and gray-brown wash, 17.9 x 24.4 cm.
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Antwerp

comment: The Rotterdam Gate and a double-beam drawbridge in front of it.

xx fig. XX The Rotterdam Gate in Delft
Constantine Huygens (II)
1667 (?)
Pen and ink on paper, 9.7 × 15.7 cm.
Leiden University Library, Leiden

comment: Constantijn Huygens made this drawing from the 't Hooft , although Huygens' own caption may be incorrect. Since Huygens knew the French diplomat de Monconys and Pieter Teding van Berkhout, who both had visited the studio of Vermeer, the drawing may be considered a document regarding Vermeer and the View of Delft, and, obliquely, the artist's proximity to Huygens.

https://geheugen.delpher.nl/nl/geheugen/view/de-rotterdamse-poort-delft-huygens-constantijn-ii?coll=ngvn&maxperpage=36&page=1&query=constantijn+huygens&identifier=UBL01%3APK-T-2281

xxfig. XXView of the Armamentarium of the State of Holland in Delft
Print maker: Coenraet Decker (attributed to)
Publisher: Pieter Smith (possibly)
Publisher: Arnold Bon (possibly)
Publisher: Pieter Mortier (I) (possibly)
c. 1667
engraving on paper, 18.3 x 27.3 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Comment: In Vermeer's View of Delft the only visible part of the Armamentarium is its red-tiled roof, just to the right of the Schiedam Gate.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/search/objects?q=decker&p=6&ps=12&st=Objects&ii=4#/RP-P-AO-11-17,64

xxfig. XX The Schie near Delft
Ludolf Bakhuizen
1660–1680
Ink on paper, 11.5 x 16.8 cm.
Amsterdam Museum, Amsterdam

comment: A view of Delft with the spire of the Oude Kerk and the Rotterdam Gate as seen for the south along the Schie.

http://am.adlibhosting.com/amonline/advanced/Details/collect/39846

xx fig. XX View of Delft
Coenraet Decker, after Jan Verkolje (I)
1678–1703
Etching, 24.1 x 63 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: An elevated view of Delft from the west.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/search/objects?q=RP-P-AO-11-11B&p=1&ps=12&st=Objects&ii=0#/RP-P-AO-11-11B,0

xx fig. XX View of Delft (detail)
Coenraet Decker, after Jan Verkolje (I)
1678–1703
Etching, 24.1 x 63 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: An elevated view of Delft from the west showing, from right to left, a double-beam drawbridge, the Burgundian tower, the Groenmolen and the two spires of the Rotterdam Gate

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/search/objects?q=RP-P-AO-11-11B&p=1&ps=12&st=Objects&ii=0#/RP-P-AO-11-11B,0

xxfig. XXKaart Figuratief
Published in Delft by Dirck Evertsz. van Bleyswijck
1675–1678
81.5 (82.5) x 124.5 (125.5) cm.

xxfig. XXKaart Figuratief
Published in Delft by Dirck Evertsz. van Bleyswijck
1675–1678
81.5 (82.5) x 124.5 (125.5) cm.

xx fig. XX View of the Schiedam and the Rotterdam Gates in Delft
Abraham Rademaker
c. 1685–1735
Pen/ brush, ink on paper,15.2 × 19 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: A view of Delft from the Hooikade with the Kethel, Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates,

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/my/collections/141108--alicia-caticha/rademaker/objecten#/RP-T-1888-A-1440,10

xx fig. XX The Rotterdam Gate and the Schiedam Gate
Josua de Grave
1695
Pen drawing in brown, 9.0 x 15.2 cm. (drawing in album Rademaker, p. 53.)
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: A view from the east of the Rotterdam and Schiedam Gates. In the distance the Groenmolen.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=17-2&id=41066712&index=0

xx fig. XX The Kethel Gate Viewed from Inside Delft
Josua de Grave
1695
Pen drawing in brown, 9 x 14 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Kethel Gate, and part of the Rotterdam Gate to the extreme right) as seen inside Delft along the Oude Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=15-2&id=41066706&index=0

xxfig. XX Delft January 36, 1695
Josua de Grave
1695
Pen drawing, 9.0 x 15.2 cm. (drawing in album Rademaker, p. 54.)
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: A view along the south side of Delft showing the Rotterdam Gate in the in the middle ground and the Burgundian tower on the Asvest on the corner. In the middle the Henegouw tower. In the distance, the blades of the Groenmolen.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=19-1&index=4&imgid=41925177&id=41066715

xxfig. XX The Rotterdam Gate
Anonymous
c. 1700
Drawing, brush and watercolor, 16.7 × 26.2 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Rotterdam Gate with the single -beam draw bridge as seen from the Hooikade.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=7-2&id=41983590&index=0

xx fig. XX View of Delft near the Rotterdam Gate
Maker unknown, attributed to Jacobus Stellingwerff
c. 1700
Drawing, pen and brush in gray, 14.7 × 19.8 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Rotterdam Gate seen from the Hooikade.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=4-2&id=42082369&index=0

xxig. XX The Burgundian Tower at the Schiedamse Poort near the Present-day Zuidwal
J. Stellingwerff
c. 1700
Brush in gray on paper, 13.1 × 18.7 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=13-2&id=42054323&index=0

xx fig. XX Atlas Schoemaker: South-Holland, Delft
Andries Schoemaker, Gerrit Schoemaker and Cornelis Pronk
Between 1710 and 1735
Royal Dutch Antiquarian Society

comment: The Schiedam Gate seen from the Hooikade.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atlas_Schoemaker-ZUIDHOLLAND-DEEL2-1541-Zuid-Holland,_Delft.jpeg

xxfig. XX Atlas Schoemaker: South-Holland, Delft
Andries Schoemaker, Gerrit Schoemaker and Cornelis Pronk
Between 1710 and 1735
Royal Dutch Antiquarian Society

comment: The Rotterdam Gate with the double-beam draw bridge as seen from the southwest with the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk on the left.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atlas_Schoemaker-ZUIDHOLLAND-DEEL2-1541-Zuid-Holland,_Delft.jpeg

xx fig. XX The Kethel and the Schiedam Gates with the Tower of the Nieuwe Kerk on the Right
Abraham Rademaker
c. 1730
Drawing brush in gray, 16 x 23 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Kethel and Schiedam Gates with the Nieuwe Kerk on the right as seen from the Hooikade.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=1-2&id=41066685&index=0

xx fig. XX The Rotterdam Gate
Abraham Rademaker
c. 1730
Drawing brush in gray, 16 x 23 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

The Rotterdam Gate with a drawbridge in front as seen from the Hooikade.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=2-2&index=0&imgid=41924281&id=41066688

xx fig. XX View of Delft (after Johannes Vermeer)
Anonymous Dutch artist
18th century
Chalk and pastel on blue paper, 18.4 x 29.1 cm.
Städel Museum, Frankfurt

Comment: A view of Delft as seen from the  Hooikade most likely after the View of Delft by Vermeer.

https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/en/work/view-of-delft-1

. XXxx The Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates
-
18th century
Pen in black, brush in colors, 18.1 x 27.0 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=11-2&id=42081062&index=0

xxfig. XX The Rotterdam Gate
-
19th century
Pen in black, brush in colors, 18.1 x 27.0 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=9-2&id=42081344&index=0

xxfig. XX View of the Rotterdam Gate
A. de Haan
1729
Drawing and watercolor on paper, 9.8 x 16.1 cm
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Asvest between the Rotterdam Gate and the Burgundian tower with the Henegouw tower in the middle after a position in 1695.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=6-2&id=42036271&index=0

xx fig. XX A View of the Schie from the City of Delft
Draftsman: Abraham Rademaker
Engraver: Leonard Schenk
c. 1730
Engraving, 15 x 18.7 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: A view across the Kolk of the Schie, including the building on the Hooikade (center corner) from which Vermeer may have painted the View of Delft .

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=0-2&id=42054168&index=0

xx fig. XX A View of the Schie from the City of Delft (detail)
Draftsman: Abraham Rademaker
Engraver: Leonard Schenk
c. 1730
Engraving, 15 x 18.7 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: A detail of a view across the Kolk of the Schie including the building on the Hooikade (center corner) from which Vermeer may have painted the View of Delft .

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=0-2&id=42054168&index=0

xxfig. XX The Schiedam Gate and a Part of the Zuidwal
Draftsman: Abraham Rademaker
Engraver: Leonard Schenk
c. 1730
Engraving, 15.2 × 19 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: From left to right; the Zuidwal, Kethel and Schiedam Gate as seen from the Zuidwal with in the background on the right the Kapelbrug and behind it the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=3-2&id=41983613&index=0

xxfig. XXA River Landscape with Anglers on a Bank
Attributed to Jan Ten Compe
-
Oil on panel, 23 x 29.8 cm.

comment; A view of the Burgundian tower with a double-beam draw bridge as seen from the east. The Groenmolen in the distance.

xxfig. XX The Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates
Draftsman: Abraham Rademaker
Engraver: Leonard Schenk
c. 1730
Engraving, 88 x 120 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: View of the city from the Hooikade with the Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates. The most important buildings are indicated with a text. On the far left the outer vest and wood gardens. On the right the ship-making workshop. The foreground Hooikade is populated by spectators, boats sail on the Schie and Kolk for pleasure and trade. Larger ships are moored at the Zuidwal quay. The unusual width of the view allows the observer to see the Groenmolen and the double-beamed drawbridge to the extreme left.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=20-1&id=40903784&index=0

xxfig. XXThe Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates seen to the North.
Cornelis Pronk
before 1742
Drawing on paper, 7.3 x 20 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=9-2&id=42036213&index=0

xxfig. XX View of the city of Delft, seen from the Schie
CJ Philips and C. Pronk
1742
Etching on paper, 17.4 x 19.4 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: View of the city from the Hooikade with the Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates.

https://beeldbank.cultureelerfgoed.nl/rce-mediabank/detail/d4297aad-c7e6-5c4a-809f-9dcb4e515709/media/c911b14d-0334-86f9-0157-d5311dcc8ee2?mode=detail&view=horizontal&q=schie,%20delft&rows=1&page=13&sort=order_s_objectnummer%20asc

xx fig. XX View of Delft
Abraham de Haen (II)
1744
Pen and black ink and watercolor on paper
24.6 x 30.6 cm.
Tylers Museum, Haarlem

comment: View of the city from the Hooikade with the Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates. On the far left the outer vest and wood gardens. On the right the ship-making workshop. The foreground is populated workers with cargo boats sail on the Hooikade and a large two boat moored on its quay.

https://www.teylersmuseum.nl/en/collection/art/u-011-gezicht-van-de-schiedamse-en-rotterdamse-poorten-te-delft

xxfig. XXThe Schiedam and Rotterdams Gates
-
1750
Wash and pend drawing on paper, 15.5 x 23.1 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=10-2&id=42036224&index=0

xxfig. XX The Kethel, Schiedam and Gates in Delft
Gerrit Toorenburgh
c. 1750
Drawing, brush in gray, 21.7 × 31.6 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: View of the city from the Hooikade with the Kethel, Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates. A masted boat is moored on the 't Hooft.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=20-2&id=41983545&index=0

xxfig. XX The South Gate in Delft
-
c. 1750
Pencil drawingon paper, 12.5 x 26.1 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Schiedam Gate before the Kolk was dug seen from the south with the tower of the Holy Hruiskapel in the background. Situation in 1573.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=8-2&id=42036295&index=0

imagegoesherexx fig. XX The Rotterdam and Schiedam Gates, visible from the side of the Nieuwe Laan Buijten Delft
Hendrik Thier
1761
Brush drawing, 16.6 x 24.6 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=6-2&index=0&imgid=40881117&id=40881108

xx fig. XX The Schie seen from the Zuidwal to the South with the Houses of the Zuideinde on the Right and a VOC Yacht in the Water
H. Scheurleer
1762
Engraving, colored and cut (illumination print), 24.9 × 40.2 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=6-2&id=41974254&index=0

xxfig. XXThe Schiedam- and Rotterdam Gates Seen from the South
-
Second half of the 18th century
Drawing and watercolor on paper, 16.2 x 21.3 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=7-2&id=41983557&index=0

xx fig. XX View of the Schie
H. Scheurleer
1762
Etching/ engraving on paper, 25.2 x 40.8 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: View of the Schie, seen from the southern Kolk in Delft towards Rotterdam. Several ships in the water, including a sailing ship that fires (salute) shots in the foreground.The foreground figures and are standing on the 't Hooft. the scene the title and dedication in the Netherlands and French, with in the middle the coat of arms of Johan Hendrik van der Does.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=7-2&id=42009337&index=0

xx fig. XX View of the Schie (detail)
H. Scheurleer
1762
Etching/ engraving on paper, 25.2 x 40.8 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: View of the Schie, seen from the southern Kolk in Delft towards Rotterdam. Several ships in the water, including a sailing ship that fires (salute) shots in the foreground. Below the scene the title and dedication in the Netherlands and French, with in the middle the coat of arms of Johan Hendrik van der Does.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=7-2&id=42009337&index=0

fig. XX The Foundation oxxf the Vrijdrouwe van Renswoude
Hendrik Thier
1762
Brush drawing, 16.6 × 24.3 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Foundation of the Free Lady of Renswoude, founded by the will of Maria Duyst van Voorhout. This institution, which had homes in Delft, The Hague and Utrecht, provided the training of gifted orphans in the liberal arts. The Van Renswoudehuis in Delft was built in the period 1756–1759 at Oude Delft 49, where the foundation remained until 1923, with an interruption from 1803–1843.
The Kethel and Schiedam Gate can be seen in the background.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=9-2&id=42010709&index=0

xxfig. XX The Kruithuis on the Schieweg seen to the North, including Two Barges, One of which is Pulled by a Man and One by a Rider
Hendrik Thier
1763
Drawing, brush in black and gray, 21.1 x 29 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=3-2&id=42051650&index=0

xxfig. XX Rotterdam and Schiedam Gates in Delft
Hendrik Thier
1764
Drawing, brush in gray and black, 6.5 × 24.7 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Zuidwal seen from the Hooikade with the Groenmolen on the Kethelstraat on the left in the foreground, and the Rotterdam and Schiedam Gates in the background. On the right part of the Scheepmakerij.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=23-2&index=0&imgid=40881441&id=40881431

xxfig. XX The Holland's Ammunition Magazine, De Gheer, Hoogbrugge and the Schiedam Gate
Hendrik Thier
1764
Pen in black, brush in gray and black, 16.7 × 24.6 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: Holland's Ammunition Magazine, De Gheer, Hoogbrugge and the Schiedam Gate in the distance

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=2-2&id=42042701&index=0

xxfig. XX

The Harbor of Delft with the Rotterdam Gate
Louis François Cassas
c. 1776
Pencil drawing, 15.5 x 26.7 cm
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Rotterdamse- and Schiedamsepoort seen to the north.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=7-2&id=42036283&index=0


xxfig. XX The Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates seen from the Hooikade with the Groenmolen on the left with Various Ships on the Kolk
Isaac van Haastert
1770
Pen in brown, brush in gray, 15.9 × 20.8 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Zuidwal with the Groenmolen on the Kethelstraat on the left in the foreground, and the Rotterdam and Schiedam Gates in the background.

 

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=0-2&id=42082477&index=0

xxfig. XX The Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates seen to the North
Draftsman: Isaac van Haastert
Engraver: Georg Leopold Hertel
c. 1770
Engraving, 15.7 x 20.6 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates seen toward the north in the foreground, on the left the Groenmolen on the Kethelstraat and in the background the mill on the Austrian tower.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=1-2&id=42036245&index=0

xxfig. XX View of the Rotterdam Gate and the Kethel Gate in Delft
Draughtsman: Isaac van Haastert
Engraver and Publisher: Georg Balthasar Probst
1742–1801
30.5 x 45.5 cm.
place publisher: Augsburg
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: A view of the Kethel, Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates, between them, the Kapelbrug, as seen from the Oude Delft inside the city walls.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/my/collections/13998--peter-jochems/gezicht-op-delft/objecten#/RP-P-1934-28,3

xxfig. XX View of the he Ammunition Warehouse
Draughtsman: Isaac van Haastert
Engraver and Publisher: Georg Balthasar Probst
c. 1780
Engraving after drawing, 27.7 x 41.0 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: A view the Delft Ammunition Warehouse as seen inside the Rotterdam Gate looking down Lange Geer. To the left, Oude Delft.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=8-2&id=42002615&index=0

. XXxxView of Delft (probable design drawing for an unknown optics print)
Isaac van Haastert
mid 1750s (?)
Pencil, pen and brush 30.5 × 42.4 cm.
Rijksprentenkabinet, Amsterdam

https://www.dbnl.org/tekst/_boe022198401_01/_boe022198401_01_0026.php

xx fig. XX View of Kethel Gate
Johannes Huibert Prins
c. 1780–1782
Pen and brush on paper, 18.1 x 23.6 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment: A view of the Burgundian tower and the Groenmolen, with a double-beam drawbridge in front. The in background the Schiedam Gate.

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/my/collections/151442--steven-jongma/delft/objecten#/RP-T-1996-77,48

xxfig. XXA View of Delft from the South
Jan ten Compe & Jacobus Buys
before 1784
Pen and black and gray ink and watercolor, over traces of pencil;
signed, apparently in the hand of Jacobus Buys, in gray ink, verso: J. ten Compe ad viv. / opg(e?)t door J Buys
20.4 by 34.5 cm.
Private collection

https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/lot.107.html/2018/old-master-drawings-n10006

xx fig. XX The Kolk in Delft seen from the Hooikade
Aert Schouman
1785

comment: On the left is the house from which Vermeer observed and painted the View of Delft.

https://data.collectienederland.nl/detail/foldout/void_edmrecord/dcn_rkd-images_https-rkd.nl-explore-images-287799

xx fig. XX The City of Delft from the Road along the Canal to Rotterdam
Maas van Altena
c. 1790
Brush in gray, 7.8 x 10.1 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The city of Delft seen from the south with the Schie in the foreground and the towers of the Oude Kerk and the Nieuwe Kerk in the background. The Groenmolen is the first windmill to the left. Below the image the coat of arms of Delft.

 https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=6-2&id=42016514&index=0


xxfig. XX Burgundian Tower in Delft
G.Th. Delemarre
c. 1800
Pen in black, brush in gray, 10.6 x 18.2 cm .
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Burgundian tower seen from the Zuidwal with in the background the Groenmolen on the Kethelstraat.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=1-2&id=41990116&index=0

xxfig. XX Burgundian Tower in Delft
Anonymous
c. 1800
Pen in black, brush in gray, 10.5 × 18.1 cm .
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Burgundian tower seen from the Zuidwal with in the background the Groenmolen on the Kethelstraat.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=6-2&id=41992904&index=0

xx fig. XX View of the Schie
Gijsbertus Craeyvanger
c. 1825–1835
Lithograph, 13.3 x 18.8 cm.
Private collection

comment: A view across the Kolk from Zuidwal. In from which Vermeer may have painted the View of Delft is the large building with two chimnies on the Hooikade. To the lower left is the 't Hooft. The Schie recedes to the background.

https://rkd.nl/nl/explore/images/191918

xxfig. XX The Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates seen from the Southeast
Isaac van Haastert
19th century
Drawing, washed brush drawing, 10 × 13.4 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=0-2&id=42036179&index=0

xx fig. XX The Kethel Bridge
c. 1800
Anonymous Dutch
Drawing, pencil, brush in gray. 10.6 x18.2 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Kethel Bridge on the Zuidwal seen from the north with a part of the Burgundian tower on the foreground left and the Houttuinen on the right.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=16-2&id=41990103&index=0

xxfig. XX Rotterdam Gate seen from the Outside
Balthasar Jooss
1826
Drawing, brush in gray, 17.3 × 29.3 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: From left to right, the Kethel, Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates seen from the south with the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk in the distance. Between the Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates is the Kapelbrug. In front of the Schiedam Gate, 't Hooft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/zoeken/groep=Beeld-%20en%20Geluidcollectie/Vrij_zoeken=62987/aantalpp=14/?nav_id=19-1

xx fig. XX The Kethel Gate in Delft Seen from the Inside
Balthasar Jooss
1828
Pen and brush in brown, 18.1 x 24.1 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Kethel (left) and Schiedam Gate (left) as seen from inside the city walls.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=8-2&id=41983638&index=0

xx fig. XX The Delft Schie seen from the Zuidwal
Anonymous
c. 1830
Pencil and brush in water colors, 17 × 29.3 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Delft Schie seen from the Zuidwal to the south with the buildings on the Hooikade on the right, and the Scheepmakerij on the left. The buidling where Vermeer may have painted the View of Delft is the large building with two chimnies. The 't Hooft in the lower left-hand corner.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=14-2&id=42041499&index=0

xx fig. XX The Delft Schie seen from the Zuidwal (detail)
Anonymous
c. 1830
Pencil and brush in water colors, 17 × 29.3 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Delft Schie seen from the Zuidwal to the south with the buildings on the Hooikade on the right, and the Scheepmakerij on the left. The buidling where Vermeer may have painted the View of Delft is the large building with two chimnies. The 't Hooft in the lower left-hand corner.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=14-2&id=42041499&index=0

xx fig. XX View of the Rotterdam Gate and the Kethel Gate in Delft
Gijsbertus Craeyvanger
printer: Desguerrois & Co.
1820–1895
27 x 34.4 cm.
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

comment:

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/my/collections/13998--peter-jochems/gezicht-op-delft/objecten#/RP-P-1905-1030,2

aternatetext fig. XX View of the Zuidwal with Two Barges in front of Hotel Belleveue
Christiaan Bos
c. 1860
Chromolithography
City Archives of Delft, Delft

xxfig. XX A View of Delft with the Rotterdam Gate, the Schiedam Gate and the Kethel Gate
A. Waldorp
1862
Oil on canvas, 62.5 x 82.6 cm.

Private collection

https://www.christies.com/en/lot/lot-5489536


xx fig. XX Article in the Delftsche Courant about the fire that broke out in the building where Vermeer painted the View of Delft
Delftsche Courant (detail)
1879, January 8

translation: At one hour this night a fire broke out here in the building at the Zuideinde, traditionally known under the name of "de Stads Herberg", inhabited by the owner v. Z. and four other families.
The fire was immediately so fierce and immediately spread to such an extent that the residents had difficulty in saving themselves without being able to save anything, at least very little, of their belongings, which was especially a major disaster for three of the families, together ten people, as the belongings of these families were not insured against fire damage.
The building was almost completely destroyed by fire within two hours, leaving little more than its bare walls. We learn that the skipper of a vessel lying ashore in front of the house, whose attention was drawn by the thick smoke that rose from the roof, awakened the occupants, who were all in bed, in time. The cause of the disaster appears to be unknown. Six of the seven fire sprayers used watered.

https://www.delpher.nl/nl/kranten/view?coll=ddd&query=%28Delftsche+Courant+%29&cql%5B%5D=%28date+_gte_+%2208-01-1879%22%29&cql%5B%5D=%28date+_lte_+%2208-01-1879%22%29&redirect=true&identifier=MMKB08:000114776:mpeg21:p001&resultsidentifier=MMKB08:000114776:mpeg21:a0016&rowid=1

xx fig. XX View of the Schie River, Delft
Henri de Louw
c. 1885
Photograph, 10 x 14 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: The Provinciale Vaart with sailing ships near the Asvest on the right with a part of the Henegouw tower, the building with plastered facades and a gabled roof. Left the Hertog Govertkade, looking west. In the background the Groenmolen without blades on the Kethelstraat and the Rotterdam Gate.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=3-2&id=41124381&index=0

xx fig. XX Delft, January 7, 1879
Cornelis Ouboter van der Griendt
1887, July
Pen in black and brush in colors, heightened, 24.7 × 32.1 cm.
Delftsche Courant January 8, 1879
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: Fire in the Stads Herberg at the Zuideinde on the night of January 7, 1879. The inn was inhabited by owner Van Z. and four other families. A skipper managed to warn the residents. Of the seven fire engines, six provided water, but nevertheless the inn burned out completely in two hours. Right the Hooikade.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=0-2&id=42041426&index=0

xx fig. XX The Hooikade with the Scheepmakerij on the Left
Henri de Louw
c. 1890
Photograph, 8 x 12 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=11-2&id=41433760

xx fig. XX The Hooikade with the Scheepmakerij on the Left
Henri de Louw
c. 1890
Photograph, 8 x 12 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=11-2&id=41433760

xxfig. XX Delft and the Schie
Paulus van Liender
c. 1890
Aquatint in colors, 24.4 × 39.8 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: View of Delft with the Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates as seen from the Hooikade. On the right the Scheepmakerij and in the background the tower of the Nieuwe Kerk. Various ships in the water of the Kolk. On the Hooikade there are people with barrels and a horse.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=21-2&id=42082260&index=0

xxfig. XX Bridge at the former Rotterdam Gate in Delft
Henri de Louw
1892, July
Photograph, 29 x 49 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: Demolition of the Rotterdam Gate bridge with the wooden auxiliary bridge in the background. On the right the Oude Delft, in the middle the Groenmolen on the Kethelstraat and on the left the Hooikade.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=1-2&id=41917559&index=0

xx fig. XX Bridge at the former Rotterdam Gate
Henri de Louw
1893, April
Photograph on paper, 22 x 56 cm
City Archives of Delft, Delft


comment: Construction of the new iron Rotterdam Gate bridge on the Zuidwal with the wooden auxiliary bridge in the middle and the Hertog Govertkade on the left in the foreground.

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=16-2&index=0&imgid=41917579&id=41917571

xxfig. XX Rotterdam Gate Bridge
Henri de Louw
1894, May 26
Photograph, 37 x 52 cm.
City Archives of Delft, Delft

https://zoeken.stadsarchiefdelft.nl/detail.php?nav_id=2-2&id=41917583&index=0

xx fig. XX Aerial photo of Delft with the Kolk
1920–1922
Technical Service Aviation Department
City Archives of Delft, Delft

comment: Aerial photograph of the Kolk which shows the Groenmolen and, on the corner of Hooikade and Zuidiende, the building (or a later reconstruction) where Vermeer presumably painted the View of Delft. Specialists hold that the arist worked from the first or second window of the first story of the main facade.

https://nimh-beeldbank.defensie.nl/foto-s/detail/1f642867-4de2-cd5b-b62c-140fe46449d0/media/4cfe2fdd-e10b-4c3c-dc26-632afdf9694b?mode=detail&view=horizontal&q=luchtfoto%20delft&rows=1&page=5&fq%5B%5D=search_s_mediatype:%22Foto%27s%22&filterAction

xx fig. XX Aerial photo of Delft with the Kolk (detail)
1920–1922
Technical Service Aviation Department

comment: A detail of an aerial photograph of the Kolk which shows the building (or a later reconstruction) on the corner of Hooikade and Zuidiende where Vermeer presumably painted the View of Delft. Specialists hold that the arist worked from the first or second window of the first story of the main facade.

https://nimh-beeldbank.defensie.nl/foto-s/detail/1f642867-4de2-cd5b-b62c-140fe46449d0/media/4cfe2fdd-e10b-4c3c-dc26-632afdf9694b?mode=detail&view=horizontal&q=luchtfoto%20delft&rows=1&page=5&fq%5B%5D=search_s_mediatype:%22Foto%27s%22&filterAction




† FOOTNOTES †

  1. JSS," Night Ferries to The Hague, Delft and Leiden ,c. 1652–54 " website: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 8/23/2018 <https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/631141>

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