Cornelis Springer shows us the Fish Market in the beautiful Dutch city Zaltbommel. It is a sunny but cold day in Zaltbommel and people are selling fish down the streets of this ancient city.  In the back of this beautiful painting, we see the Gasthuistoren of Zaltbommel.


Cornelis Springer (1817-1891) has been called the “greatest painter among the architects, and the greatest architect among the painters”. Cornelis Springer mainly painted town and village scenes. Together with B.C. Koekkoek and A. Schelfhout, he belongs to the leading painters of Dutch Romanticism. In an era where cities were undergoing many changes, Springer depicted his romanticized vision of the streets, houses and the Dutch people. Springer traveled throughout the Netherlands to document the various cities including Amsterdam.