The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, Job Andriaensz. Berckheyde
Job Andriaensz. Berckheyde
The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam
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Job Andriaensz. Berckheyde

The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam, ca. 1675 – 1680

62.2 x 52.8 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
Acquired in 1817 with the Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard collection
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters, room 5


About the Work

The Amsterdam Stock Exchange was erected between 1608 and 1611 near the dam, directly over the Amstel. Its inner courtyard was surrounded by an elongated gallery. The municipal coat of arms with the three saltires dominates the view of the north facade chosen by Job Berckheyde. Hundreds of merchants carry out their business transactions in the heart of the commercial and financial centre at the midday hour. In front of the exchange, oranges, newspapers and – in the front building at the right – even paintings are offered for sale.


  • Exhibition “Rembrandt in Amsterdam: Creativity and Competition” (2021)

Work Data

Basic Information

The Stock Exchange in Amsterdam
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert am Sockel der Säule zwischen dem Torbogen: J. Berkheyde. (nicht mehr vorhanden)

Property and Acquisition

Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquired in 1817 with the Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard collection

Work Content

Motifs and References


  • 61F(BÖRSE (Amsterdam)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (BÖRSE (Amsterdam))
  • 46B52 stock exchange, stock-market
  • 44A1(+4) coat of arms (as symbol of the state, etc.) (+ city; municipal)
  • 61E(AMSTERDAM) names of cities and villages (AMSTERDAM)
  • 46B21 merchant, salesman
  • 46BB21 merchant, salesman - BB - women engaged in trade and commerce

Research and Discussion


Object History
möglicherweise anon. Verst. Frankfurt am Main an Johann Peter Trautmann (1745-1792), 21. September 1791 (Nr. 99)
Johann Matthias de Neufville-Gontard (1754-1794), Frankfurt am Main
an Sophia Franziska de Neufville-Gontard (1767-1833), Frankfurt am Main
verkauft an das Städelsche Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, 15. April 1817.


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