This special painting shows us the Drawing of the Eel in the early 19th century. Drawing the Eel was an old game where a string was strung across a canal. The players needed to catch the slippery eel while sailing underneath them, risking falling into the water. In the 19th century the government forbade this game, but in 1886 this caused uproar among the people gathered in the Lindegracht, Jordaan - Amsterdam -, which became known as the Eel uproar. The police tried to stop the game which caused 26 people to die.
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