Bucharest – National Museum of Art (Hall in the Hradcany Palace by Aegidius Sadeler the Younger)

A rather lovely painting of the interior of the Hradčany Palace, or Prague Castle. It was painted by Aegidius Sadeler the Younger, who lived between 1570 and 1629, when he died in Prague. This is another mildly frustrating effort by the National Museum of Art, with no background offered to the artwork at all, other than it was part of the collection acquired by King Carol I of Romania. Beyond that there’s no provenance, no date of painting or anything to tell more of the artwork’s story.

My photo of this artwork is pretty poor, but there’s a lot going on in the painting, it makes the castle seem like quite the hive of activity in the early seventeenth century.