GREBBER, Pieter de
(b. ca. 1600, Haarlem, d. 1652/53, Haarlem)

The "Surrounding Gallery" at Honselaarsdijk (detail)

c. 1637
Drawing, 209 x 580 mm (entire drawing)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Honselaarsdijk was Frederick Hendrick's country house south of The Hague. The crowning element of the decoration in the banqueting hall (Great Hall) was a continuous frieze of figures standing behind and leaning over a stone balcony. It was painted on canvas and set into the coving at the top of all four walls.

Ten drawings attributed to Pieter de Grebber show the frieze.