Frenzy, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1660

Frenzy, Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1660

sandstone, h 295cm × w 75cm × d 75cm × w 1887kg. More details

This curious, life-size sandstone sculpture portrays a woman pulling out her hair in a fit of madness, the personification of Frenzy. The statue originally stood in the garden of the Dolhuys (madhouse), the municipal institution for the mentally ill. A lunatic is peering out from his or her cell on all four sides of the pedestal.

On display in room 2.32

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