Ferdinand Bol (1616 – 1680) and Gerard de Lairesse (1640 – 1711) are two of the most important painters of the 17th Century in the Netherlands. In the Bol Room of The Hague’s Peace Palace, there are unique painting ensembles by these two artists that are in exceptionally good condition. Art historian Margriet van Eikema Hommes has done extensive research to discover these ensembles. The surprising results of the research on the 17th-century paintings and interesting details about the artworks in the Bolzaal are explained by art historian Margriet van Eikema Hommes and conservator Jacobine Wieringa in this documentary.
- A Mysterious series by Ferdinand Bol: the painted wall hangings in the Peace Palace examined. Margriet van Eikema Hommes and Mariska Vonk. Available from the webshop of the Visitors Centre.
- Art and Allegiance in the Dutch Golden Age. The ambitions of a wealthy widow in a painted chamber by Ferdinand Bol. Margriet van Eikema Hommes. Published in 2012 by Amsterdam University Press.
- De Hemel van Gerard de Lairesse: Een plafondschildering uit het Rampjaar 1672 voor Andries de Graeff. Margriet van Eikema Hommes. To be published in 2022 by Amsterdam University Press.