He had himself assembled an internationally admired collection of paintings and sculptures at the house. Here he also produced most of his work.
Even on a slightly, clouded autumn day the garden was beautiful, and you can imagine it in the summer. The audio guide takes you around the house and all the paintings and other art work. The paintings are explained, here are also the wonderful, gilded wall papers, absolutely amazing (again!). I passed a lovely dining room with a portrait in each end of Rubens and his second wife. Absolutely wonderful room. Going up-stairs you come over to the other side of the house. At the ground floor at the very end there is a gallery of fantastic paintings.
|The dining room, the most beautiful|
room in the house
The fire places were amazing, here as well as in the printing house. Those wonderful ones where you can walk inside! Just love them.