It is time to leave this space for a bit. Distant shores have beckoned. I will be back later this month with a few palace gardens, and a country house or two to share.
Here are some of the things on my current reading list:
* Heimerick Tromp, Private Country Houses in the Netherlands (1997)
* John Loughman and John Michael Montias, Public and Private Spaces: Works of Art in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Houses (2000)
* Mariët Westermann, Art & Home: Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt (2003)
* Simon Schama, The Embarrassment of Riches (1987)