Thursday, 20 April 2017

Delft P - Prinsenhof

The Prinsenhof is well known because the Father of our Fatherland, William of Orange was assassinated here.  I told you all about that. Before the Prince of Orange lived there, it as a convent, St. Agatha convent. After the prince was murdered there was a latin school in the building and was retored a museum from 1932 until 1951. Now the museum has three themes, the history of William of Orange, of course, Delft Blue and Delft as a city of technique. Many inventors and researchers came from Delft.

There is a painting in the museum (View on Delft) that has always made an impression on me. And I cannot show you the Prinsenhof without showing off my favo painting:



A View of Delft through an Imaginary Loggia, 1663




 It is painted by Daniël Vosmaer. Who was born in 1622 and died in 1666 in Den Briel. Daniel Vosmaer was a very good landscape artist. The loggia in front of us is not real. The city behind it is very real.


4 comments:

  1. Love the painting, Han...love learning more history of Delft. Thanks for sharing. :)

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. I'm glad you have found it interesting the history of Delft. I'm so glad you liked the painting, so do I.

      Han

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  2. What a beautiful painting!
    I Love to see on roof carpet ..
    It is sooooo caiming, all that beauty of roofs, colours, shapes.

    Thank you, Han.

    Mona Lisa

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    1. Yes it's so clever making a roof that was actually never ever there, but it creates depth in the painting and the City itself looks frankly more interesting than Vermeers' View on Delft.

      Han

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