It was the first street to be laid with cobble-stones , and so came by its name, which originally had been Brouwer Street.
Here is a Brouwer, a very rare Dutch master, a very fine example too.
He became Brouwer's successor; and he is greatest when he is still under the inspiration of his great prototype.
Born and died at Haerlem, he painted country scenes in the style of Steen and Brouwer.
Like Brouwer, Ostade wandered about the towns and country, finding his models in the taverns and cottages.
A Dutch friend of mine, by name Brouwer, killed a boa twenty-two feet long with a pair of stag's horns in his mouth.
Like Brouwer, he painted tavern interiors with men sitting at table before a pot of beer and a game of cards.
He also engraved in mezzotinto after Brouwer, Schalken, and others.