Trompe l'oeil. Board Partition with Letter Rack and Music Book  1668

by Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts

This work shows us what a 17th century pin board looked like. You could even say that the painting is one of the pin boards of that time, because the purpose of the painting was mainly to lead the spectator to believe that he or she was standing in front of one of these boards, also known as letter walls. [br] This work is, as a large portion of Gijsbrecht’s oeuvre, paint...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark