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.
Since 2001, the Städel Museum has systematically been researching the provenance of all objects that were acquired during the National Socialist period, or that changed owners or could have changed owners during those years. The basis for this research is the “Washington Declaration”, also known as the “Washington Conference Principles”, formulated at the 1998 “Conference on Holocaust-Era Assets” and the subsequent “Joint Declaration”.
The provenance information is based on the sources researched at the time they were published digitally. However, this information can change at any time when new sources are discovered. Provenance research is therefore a continuous process and one that is updated at regular intervals.
Ideally, the provenance information documents an object’s origins from the time it was created until the date when it found its way into the collection. It contains the following details, provided they are known:
The successive ownership records are separated from each other by a semicolon.
Gaps in the record of a provenance are indicated by the placeholder “…”. Unsupported information is listed in square brackets.
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