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View of the city hall at Batavia

View of the city hall at Batavia
 
 

View of the city hall on Batavia, featuring in the foreground the Koningsplein (King's Square) with fountain, waterbearers and people out for a stroll. The city hall is shown centre rear. Its gable bears a number of coats of arms, featuring among others the Dutch lion rampant, the VOC monogram and the Batavia coat of arms.
To the left the Tijgersgracht is shown, with the Nieuwpoortstraat and the Nieuwe Hollandse kerk (church) featured right.
Compare with the drawing from Jakarta, inv. nr. BW10.

creator Rach, Johannes

(draughtsman)

period

1773-1784

material

paper

category drawing
technique

pen and brush

inscriptiion

Het gezigt van het Stadhuijs van Batavia met desselfs Fonteijn van vooren aan te zien met de Groote Kerk Tijgers, Gragt en Nieuw Poord Straat,' Rach, Johannes

dimension

35 x 51,7 cm

number

top1042

owner Atlas Van Stolk
location(s) Jakarta

assembly hall / town hall   banderole / cartouche / ornamentation   survey / view   Asians, Africans & Americans   Person   building   tanck / well / watering hole   church / parsonage  

Literature

  • Catalogus Tropenmuseum, Wonen in de wijde wereld (Amsterdam, 1964)