Willem Kok (1761-1807) after Noach van der Meer II (1741-1822)

[Antique print, etching] De Raadkamer Op Het Stadhuis te Amsteldam, zo als de Vroedschap aldaar ‘s Jaarlyks op den 28ste January vergaderd is, published 1790.

The City Council Chamber at the City Hall in Amsterdam (stadhuis Amsterdam op de dam). The interior of the Chamber during a meeting of the town council. The City of Amsterdam is run by the city council and a college of aldermen. The council is the highest authority in the city and is responsible for all important decisions. Amongst other responsibilities, the council sets the city’s annual budget.

The painting in the center is Govaert Flinck’s “Solomon’s prayer for wisdom” commissioned for the chamber in 1658 and donated by the painter just before passing away. (see RKD record 271967).

Titled at bottom in Dutch and French: ‘De Raadkamer Op Het Stadhuis te Amsteldam, zo als de Vroedschap aldaar ‘s Jaarlyks op den 28ste January vergaderd is. / La Chambre de Conseil ‘a l’Hotel de Ville d’Amsteldam, lorsque les Conseillers y sont assemblés annuellement au 28.me Janvier.’ address at bottom: ‘Te Amsteldam by J. de Jongh, Met Octroci van de Ed. gr. Achtb. Heeren Burgemeesteren en Regeerders der Stad’.

Engraving and etching; trimmed within plate mark, total: 489 x 402 mm; epruve d’artiste [proefdruk]; light brown staining on the external margin and some creases on the surface; in passepartout. Nice impression. Not in Fredrik Mueller.

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