The Huis ten Bosch at The Hague and Its Formal Garden (View from the South)

Artist: Jan van der Heyden (Dutch, Gorinchem 1637–1712 Amsterdam)

Date: ca. 1668–70

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 15 3/8 x 21 3/4 in. (39.1 x 55.2 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Edith Neuman de Végvár, in honor of her husband, Charles Neuman de Végvár, 1964

Accession Number: 64.65.2

Description

The Huis ten Bosch (House in the Wood) at The Hague, designed by Pieter Post, was built in the late 1640s for Amalia van Solms, wife of the Dutch stadholder, Prince Frederick Hendrick. In these two views, Jan van der Heyden, depicted the country retreat’s elegant garden, where sculpture and trellis-work obelisks mark the main walkways between the French-inspired parterres de broderie.

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