We are extremely grateful to both Charles Dumas and in particular Bert Gerlagh for their kind assistance in identifying the location of this painting.
The view is taken just south from the Hogesluis Bridge. On the left is the Weesperzijde with the Inn 'De Ijsbreker' (The Ice-Breaker) and to the right is the Amsteldijk with a number of other Inns including 'De Steene Brug' (the Stone Bridge). Small bridges run over the ditches that run inland through the meadows on both sides. In the far distance the 'runmolen' (tanning mill) can be seen on the Omval, a small spit of land near the present day Amstel Station.
Probably Sale, Jan Pekstok, Amsterdam, 17th December 1792, lot 58, 8fl to Yver (Rkd-HdG694555);
Probably Sale, Abraham Dykman, Amsterdam, 17th/18th July 1794, lot 18 (Rkd-HdG694556)
Lt. Col. Herbert James Hope Edwardes, Netley Hall, Shropshire;
By descent to Lady More (née Hope Edwardes formerly, Coldwell), Netley Hall, and subsequently Linley Hall, Shropshire;
By family descent to the previous owner
T. Cox, Inventory of the contents of Netley Hall, Shropshire, 1917, p. 6 (small drawing room).