Unravelling the gallery
The walls of Cornelis van der Geest’s gallery are hung with 43 (!) paintings, 24 of which are still known to us today. Art lovers, artists and other distinguished guests meet and converse in this imaginary world. They are surrounded by fabulous collections of paintings, sculptures, prints, antique coins, globes, porcelain and so much more. There is a lot to see in this work and a lot to say about it too. Here we present some highlights.