¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 in 1639 and his own at the age of 45, 3 1/2 ft by 2 1/2- a dark style but interresting. Nearly all of the foregoing are too old for me to appreciate. No 4 ^& 5th^ again, are mostly occupied by Peter Paul Rubens with his usual style of large designs in high colors. All good compositions but generally too gross to be pleasing.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 1 The room in the end of the left wing an is devoted to various styles mostly small pictures, but there are several gems among them. Two heads by the celebrated Denner, an old man and old woman The old man is not as interresting a subject as the “Denner Head” in the Museum at Berlin, but it is about as well painted, every hair and whisker will bear inspection with a magnifying glass. The woman is equally good. Every wrinkle, the drapery, and fur cape are splendid. His paintings win my highest praise, painted in about the year 1720. They are in small frames covered with glass and hung in hinges before the two end windows of this room.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 2 Another gem is by Van Der Werff, of a “man of distinction painted in 1694. [Sic no close quotes] Also a picture of four Vultures by Hamilton in 1723 is good. Found an excellent piece of drapery coloring in the large picture by Rubens, Ten life size figures, connected with the miracle of St Idlephonse [sic] ArchBishop of Toledo