Walking stick of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Anonymous, 1600 - 1625

Walking stick of Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, Anonymous, 1600 - 1625

wood (plant material), h 96.0cm × d 4.0cm. More details

Johan van Oldenbarnevelt was executed for treason against the state in the early hours of 13 May 1619. The elderly statesman mounted the scaffold leaning on his stick. Since then, various walking sticks have been put forward as having once belonged to him. Among them is the one on display here, the provenance of which, however, is unknown.

On display in room 2.5-04 1609-1621 Truce and turmoil Johan van Oldenbarnevelt

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