Amsterdam drawings from the 18th Century
16 November 2017
This magnificent drawing of a group artists, sitting in the towing boat heading for Haarlem, is a joy for any pipe aficionado. It was done by the Amsterdam based artist John Greenwood in 1759. If you take a closer look you can see that the pipes they smoke are not the standard Gouda pipes, but these are longer specimen. With the extra long pipes these gentlemen could stand out above the average smoker. This drawing is now part of a fine exhibition in the Amsterdam City Archive. Our museum provided the exhibition with such a oversized clay pipe to make the image more lively. The transport of a fragile 80 centimeters long pipe was a risk, but we passed the challenge. On view till 14 January 2018.