The Utrecht-born painter Pieter Christoffel Wonder lived in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is considered part of the Dutch Romantic school. His oeuvre consists of portraits, scenes from everyday life, and so-called conversation pieces: portraits of a group of people engaged in conversation. The exhibition presents paintings by Wonder, commissioned by the Scottish art collector John Murray. These paintings are among Wonder’s most beautiful work. This exhibition is the first and perhaps only time that these privately-owned paintings are exhibited.
In addition to many other highlights from Wonder’s paintings and drawings, the exhibition also presents a number of works by his contemporaries. The period of Wonder’s life is further animated by the display of furniture and costumes from the period 1800 – 1850.