View of the Singel canal in Amsterdam as viewed from the Prins Hendrikkade
By SCHENK, Jan [after] RADEMAKER, Abraham , 1720

Gesicht Van De Cingelverby de Kerk Van die van de Ausburgische confessie naar Ian Roonpoorts toren tot Amsterdam. Fossa Cingens; Confessionis Augustanae Remplum transiens, Johannis que de porta rubra turrim respiciens Amstelaedamum.

  • Author: SCHENK, Jan [after] RADEMAKER, Abraham
  • Publication place: Amsterdam
  • Publisher: Leonard Schenk
  • Publication date: c1720
  • Physical description: Engraving with etching, on two sheets joined.
  • Dimensions: 558 by 950mm (22 by 37.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 14409


The most prominent feature of the of this view is The Ronde Lutherse Kerk or Koepelkerk is a former Lutheran church. The church was built in neo-classical style and has a characteristic copper dome. It was built in 1671 by Dutch Golden Age architect Adriaan Dortsman, who also built Museum Van Loon, a magnificent private residence at the Keizersgracht. When the Lutherans left the building in 1935, it became a concert hall. In 1993 the interior and characteristic green-colored copper dome were destroyed by fire. After a renovation period of 16 months, the church was fully restored. Further down the canal the imposing Roonports tower can be seen.

Leonard Schenk (fl.1720-1746) an Jan Schenk (1698-1752) were brothers working as engravers and publisher’s in Amsterdam.

Abraham Rademaker (1677 – 21 January 1735) was an 18th-century painter and printmaker from the Northern Netherlands. Rademaker was born in Lisse. According to the RKD he was a versatile artist who painted Italianate landscapes, but is known mostly for his many cityscapes and drawings of buildings that were made into print.


  1. R.W.P. de Vries, auction, 1925: 284