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The streets are the Trankgasse and Unter fetten Hennen, neither of which survives. Cologne Cathedral is shown from the north west in the unfinished state in which it remained until 1842. The Gothic choir, terminated by a closing wall with balustrade, is seen in the centre of the picture with the south tower of the west front to the right surmounted by a wooden crane (erected by the mid-fifteenth century and dismantled in 1868).
oil on oak panel
H 31.6 x W 40.6 cm
acquired by Francis Charles Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford, 1802; bequeathed to the nation by Lady Wallace, 1897