In 2002, the museum acquired the painting. Now, its restoration is finished.
Lakenhal visitors are also again able now to see another object in the museum: a silver bowl. It was made in 1641 by Hans Coenraet Breghtel. Elisabeth Stuart, queen in exile of Bohemia, gave it as a present to Leiden city.
Elisabeth Stuart is known as the “winter queen” as she had been queen in Bohemia for only one winter, before Austrian imperial soldiers drove her and her family into exile.
The bowl has been restored as well.
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