“Ladies of yesteryear”
These Ladies are an echo, reflecting at the ladies who lived in the 18th century in Leerdam in “het hofje van mevroeuw van Aerden’.
The imagination of the rich Protestant ladies who wanted to spend their money meaningfully after their death
and who also attached their name to a courtyard so that it could continue to exist.
The fashion of this time was mainly influenced by French and English fashion.
The blue color shows the connection with the royal family that once owned the castle of Leerdam at this location.
Partly due to the good relations with the House of Orange, the almshouse was created here around the end of 1700.
Ladies of yesteryear
Size 40 cm x 8 cm on stainless steel