This painting is made after thoroughly research by local artist Piet Emck.
A local artist, well known for his paintings of the old city of Leerdam.
He also acts as a guide in "The Hofje van Aerden".
(A group of almshouses built by Mevrouw van Aerden in 1770 on the site of a castle belonging to the Van Arkel family. Here women who had fallen into poverty were accommodated in large houses set round a beautiful courtyard. In a tall building with a domed roof opposite the main entrance is the Regents' Room, with old furniture and a number of paintings by Frans Hals, Gerard Terborch and Jacob van Ruisdael.)
If you like to know more about his work or you would like to contact him, feel free to mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or if you want to know more about the local history, visit; www.hofjevanaerden.nl