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Egbert Lievensz. van der Poel
THE FIRE IN THE NIEUWE KERK, AMSTERDAM, IN 1645
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Egbert Lievensz. van der Poel
THE FIRE IN THE NIEUWE KERK, AMSTERDAM, IN 1645
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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Egbert Lievensz. van der Poel
DELFT 1621 - 1664 ROTTERDAM
THE FIRE IN THE NIEUWE KERK, AMSTERDAM, IN 1645

Brush and grey and black wash with touches of pen and brown ink, within brown ink framing lines;
extensively inscribed in brown ink, verso


125 by 194 mm; 4 7/8 by 7 5/8 in
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Catalogue Note

The view depicted is of the Dam Square, Amsterdam, with the Waag (Weigh-House) in the centre and the old Town Hall (itself soon to be destroyed by fire) to the left, while in the background flames pour through the roof of the Nieuwe Kerk, as it is devoured by the great fire of 1645, which razed the building nearly to the ground. 

Although drawings by Van der Poel are virtually unknown, another sheet clearly by the same hand, in Weimar1, is signed v.d. Poel, and is held at the RKD under his name.  Like the present drawing, it depicts the artist's preferred subject, a scene of fire and destruction.

1.  Kupferstichkabinett, Inv. nr. KK 5278

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