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The governor's residence at Batavia


The governor's residence at Batavia

Langendijk, Dirk

Pencilled on the passe-partout: Het gouverneurshuis te Batavia.

The painting depicts a view of a bridge with behind it a built-up square. Several people, including two with furled parasols, are shown standing on the bridge. Several large buildings are situated on the square, one of which with a sweeping staircase and another with a pillared archway. In the background to the left a Dutch flag flies above the houses, while in the foreground a man busies himself with barrels near a small boat. Centre in the foreground three horsemen are pictured, and behind them a man with a sunshade and a goat on a leash.

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