Hand colored view of the Small House of the Butter in The Hague (het Stukken Boter Huis in Den Haag) as seen from the Grote Markt square. On the left in the print, women selling cheese.
In 1681 the butter farmers were given their own building, the large Boterwaag on the Prinsengracht. A little further on the square they were given a special shop dedicated to their produce, the “Stukken Boterhuis.” In between the two buildings, in the eighteenth century, there was the house of the master weigher.
This print was used in: Jacob de Riemer’s: “Beschryving van ‘s-Graven-Hage…” Delft and Den Haag, 1730-1739.
Titled above, on a ribbon: ”t KLEIN of STUKKEN BOTER HUIS.’ Signed at bottom: ‘G.v. Giessen del. / J.C. Philips fecit. direx. / R. Boitet Excud. Cum Privil’.
Handcolored etching on paper with margins; plate mark: 280 x 345 mm, total: 316 x 302 mm; two sheets joined together on the verso; some smudges on the margins, otherwise in good condition.
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