The interior is painted with a dioramic representation of the interior of the home of a wealthy Dutch citizen of the 17th century, seen in perspective from two small eye-holes, one at each end.
A peepshow with views of the interior of a Dutch house by Samuel van Hoogstraten, c. 16551660
© National Gallery, London
- 58 x 81 x 58 cm
- Acquired in:
- Presented by:
- Sir Robert & Lady Witt through The Art Fund
The cabinet is painted on the floor, the ceiling and three sides, the fourth side being filled with a glass front to diffuse the light. The outside of the cabinet is painted with allegorical figures and a picture of the artist sketching.
Collection of Sir H Howorth.