1895 Print over 100 years old The Hague Vyverberg Square (available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.16.

Entitled – The Hague. – View of the Vyverberg Square. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

The Hague. – This is just fifty minutes’ run from Rotterdam, and is situated on a branch of the Leyden and Rotterdam Canal, four miles from the North Sea.

The Hague has a population of 156,500.

Many of the streets are cut by canals bordered with rows of trees.

All the chief buildings are in the Vyverberg, or great square, to the north of the town.

The National Museum comprises a collection of Chinese and Japanese curios.  Dutch national relics, and paintings  by the old Dutch masters.

The King’s Palace is a singularly plain building; the Royal library contains over 100,000 volumes.

A fine road called Voorhout leads to Bosch, where there is a suburban Royal residence inclosed in a thickly-wooded park.

The Dutch houses are narrow and lofty, and are built of brick and white cement.

The cellar doors in side streets bear a notice which reads:

“Water en vuur te keep”  (fire and water to sell).

Boiling water and red-hot turf are dispensed to the poor by these queer shop-keepers.

Bulletins are affixed to the doors of the sick, in order that the noisily-disposed may restrain their exuberances.

At Haarlem and Enkhuizen the birth of a child is announced on the doors by means of a small placard adorned with red silk and lace.

In fact, everybody knows everybody else’s business, just as in Buenos Ayres.

There are chimes in every town clock, and the quarters are proclaimed by a few bars from a popular melody.

When half-a-dozen peals of bells are thus engaged, however, the effect is somewhat distracting. 

The country seats in and near The Hague bear names that testify to the smug complacency of the occupiers.

Thus :  “Mijn Genoegen”  (my satisfaction) ;  “Groot Genocq”   (large enough) ;  “Vrengde bij Vrede”  (joy with peace) 

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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