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Apelles Painting Campaspe

This room is filled with paintings that are all existing Flemish, German and Italian works of art. The statues, too, are well-known classics. This ‘kunstkamer’, or art room, was painted by Willem van Haecht. It was a popular subject, particularly in Antwerp. In the left foreground, Van Haecht depicted a story from classical antiquity. It shows Apelles painting the portrait of Campaspe, the lover o…