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.

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.

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