Book chest of Hugo de Groot, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1615

Book chest of Hugo de Groot, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1615

wood (plant material), h 73cm × w 160cm × d 75cm. More details

In his fall from grace, Oldenbarnevelt also took down a few friends. The most famous of them was the celebrated jurist Hugo de Groot. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, but managed to escape by hiding in a chest used to bring him books. The chest on display here was long thought to be the one from this famous story.

On display in room 2.5 Hugo de Groot 1609-1621 Truce and turmoil Masterpieces

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