As Dr. J.W. Niemeijer kindly informed us at the time of the 2004 sale, at least four other examples of such a collaboration are known, depicting the Nieuwe Tolbrug, Rijswijk, the house of Groenereld, near Ouderkerk, the Haarlemmerpoort of Amsterdam, and the Saint Laurence Church, Rotterdam.1
The Schiedam and Rotterdam Gates, with the Tower of Nieuwe Kerk to the centre right, are seen from across a harbor appearing much as they did one hundred years before. Only the demolition of the projecting twin towers of the Rotterdam Gate, to the right, differs from the scene which confronted Vermeer.
1. Respectively: The Hague, Gemeentearchief; Jonkman Collection, sale, Amsterdam, 1929, lot 674; formerly Leonhardt collection, Amsterdam, online sale, London, Christie's, 6 December 2018, lot 64; Vienna, Albertina, inv. 10703
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