The Personification of Amsterdam Riding in Neptune's Chariot, first plate of the series, "The River Ij and Seascapes," Holl. 1-10

Neptune and another deity holding arms of Amsterdam, drawn by sea-horses

Ludolf Bakhuizen (Dutch, 1631–1708)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 1, Hollstein 1, iii


Platemark: 19.8 x 26 cm (7 13/16 x 10 1/4 in.) Image: 19 x 25.4 cm (7 1/2 x 10 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




In plate, l.l.: L. Bakhuizen fecit et exc. cum Privil. ord. Holland et West-Frisie
In plate, below image: Zoo bouwt men hier aan't Scheepryk y De Moerbalk van den Staat en Steeden Ten besten van't gemeen en Leeden Van de Indiaansche Maatschappy: Zoo brengt men peerlen, wyd van't een in't ander Landt; Daar Kristus Leerm geleert, gesticht werd, en geplant. Ludolf Bakhuizen.

In brown ink, recto, u.l.: 91680




Unidentified watermark, l.c.
Recto, l.l., in image: Lugt 892 (Dr. E. Peart, 1756/1758-1824, London and Butterwick)
Verso, l.c.: Lugt 1870 (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Harvey D. Parker Collection) and in black ink: 8221
Verso, l.l.: Lugt 1309 (Henry F. Sewall, about 1895, New York)
In graphite, verso, l.l.: tr ; n/


Henry F. Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York [Lugt 1309]; 1897, purchased through the Harvey D. Parker Fund [Lugt 1870] by the MFA. (Accession date: October 21, 1897)

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund