The painting excellently documents the expansion of the Exchange in 1668, based on a design by the Amsterdam architect Daniël Stalpaert. The most important change was the merging of the two southern gate buildings into one building with a classic facade on the Rokin. A statue of Mercury, the god of trade, by Bartholomeus Eggers was erected between the two hallways. The sculpture can be seen to the left between the two open arches; Mercury's caduceus staff stands out against the sun-lit fronts on the Rokin.
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|Title||The Old Stock Exchange of Amsterdam|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 85,5 cm
Width 105,5 cm
|Accession number||1043 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1866|
|Age artist||About 40 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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