Amsterdam Panorama and harbour front 

looking South over the IJ with in the middle the “Oostelijke Handelskade” with the towers housing the Dutch maritime meteorologic services and the hangars (right) of Amsterdam Central Train Station. The building and towers were demolished in 1975. 

An almost naive rendering of an iconic view from the other side of “het IJ”. Much in the style of Paris impressionist Albert Marquet. Jan Sijpestijn is an obscured and hardly known Dutch artist, probably deceased and last known to have lived and worked in Zandvoort.  


Frisian painter Hobbe Smith (1862-1942) created two paintings that digitally stitched together create a similar panorama. In his paintings the huge “mastbok”, a harbour crane to lift masts on and from large sailing vessels is still functional. The building (with the Notre Dame silhouet) was demolished in 1975.  

An other “maritime” and post impressionist small  painting by Jos van de Berg is also in my collection. (Click).

Right the stylishly reminding Hamburg harbour by Albert Marquet. Marquet also visited and painted Rotterdam harbour.