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De Uilenburg Along the Binnendieze (Den Bosch)

Oil on canvas, 48.5 x 46.3 cm
– Galerie Mokum, Amsterdam
– Private collection, the Netherlands
Compare the present lot with a smaller sized painting illustrated in: A. Grondman, Sal Meijer, Zo naïef nog niet, Meulenhof/Landshoff, 1986, p. 49, ill. 47.

The Binnendieze is the collective name of a number of streams in the city centre of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Because the city hardly had any room to expand in the past, a large part of the Binnendieze has been overflowed over time, for example with houses. The present painting shows one of the most memorable spots of The Binnendieze, with a view of the buildings along the Molenstraat which are built on an overhang of the brook Vughterstroom. While bobbing on a boat, all city noise is reduced to the peace of the Middle Ages.


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