Painted for the owner of Herengracht 446 Mr Andries de Graeff

Alberdingk Thijm describes the ceilings during a visit to the house 1

The ensemble is removed from Herengracht 446 upon the authority of the current owners the Sint Willebrordus Stichting 2

Depot Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

Carnegie Stichting acquires the ceiling ensemble for Fl. 9,130 at auction house Frederik Muller & Co in Amsterdam 3. It was auctioned under the title: 'Le Triomphe de la Paix'.

Depot Rijksmuseum Amsterdam. Awaiting the completion of the Peace Palace in The Hague.

Restoration of the ceiling by restorers J.A. Hesterman & Zonen in Amsterdam 4

Ceiling ensemble placed in the Bol room at the Peace Palace.


1 Snoep, Derk P. Gerard de Lairesse als Plafond- en Kamerschilder. Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum. No. 18, 1970. p. 161
2 Eeghen, Isabella H. van (red.). Vier eeuwen Herengracht. Amsterdam: Amstelodmum, 1976. p. 552
3 Catalogus 'Le Triomphe de la Paix', Frederik Muller & C0, 17 November 1903. Memorandum in Peace Palace archive.
4 Correspondence of the restoration studio J. A. Hesterman & Zonen period 1910-191.