Armchair from the prison cell of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1650

Armchair from the prison cell of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1650

wood (plant material), h 87cm × w 61.5cm × d 43cm. More details

In 1618 Grand Pensionary Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was imprisoned and tried in The Hague, where he was eventually condemned to death for treason. His political supporters regarded him as a martyr to their cause. According to tradition, he sat on this chair during his final days in prison.

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