A peepshow with views of the interior of a Dutch house by Samuel van Hoogstraten

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.

Details

Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
58 x 81 x 58 cm
Acquired in:
1923
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.

Provenance

Collection of Sir H Howorth.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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