Johannes Franciscus Spohler (1853-1923) was a Dutch Romantic painter. He was the son of Jan Jacob Spohler (1811-1866) and the younger brother of Jacob Jan Coenraad Spohler (1837-1894), who both painted mainly landscapes and icescapes. Johannes focused more on painting streetscenes just like Cornelis Springer (1817-1891). These two paintings belong together and depict a city street in summer and one in winter. Both streets are crowded with people going about their business. A women is washing linnen in the canal in summer and a man is carrying wood in winter.
Both paintings are 19.5 x 15.5 cm.