Anthony van Hoboken turning his back on the fish stall

The statue of Anthony van Hoboken (1756-1852) in the Port District of Rotterdam. Hoboken was one of the Netherlands’ greatest ship-owners. When the VOC (United East-Indies Company) got bankrupt in 1799, Hoboken took over a substantial part of the Dutch sailing activities, mainly on the Dutch East Indies. His statue stands in front of the Nature Historical Museum, which is situated in Villa Dijkzigt, where once Hoboken and his family lived.