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Section Showing the Oranjezall

Section Showing the Oranjezall

The Oranjezall, or central hall, represents an abbreviated version of the open central space that, according to Scamozzi, formed a typical part of Roman villas as described by Pliny the Younger. Paintings depicting the triumph of Frederik Hendrik cover the walls and the wooden vaulted ceiling of the Oranjezall.

Huis ten Bosch inspired other villas of the seventeenth century both in Holland and abroad, especially in Germany, Sweden, and Poland, where Pieter Post’s designs circulated in prints.

 

Image from: Post, Pieter. Les ouvrages d'architecture, dans les quels on voit les représentations de plusieurs édifices considérables en plans & élévations, avec leurs descriptions. Leiden: Van der Aa, 1715.

 

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