Information from the museum, 3 March 2015
Under the title A Tale of Two Treasures, Nicolaes van Verendael’s Flower Still Life will be exhibited together with a small ivory casket from the fourteenth Century, which has been in the Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum’s collection since 1977. This wonderful casket, a so-called Minnekästchen, will be returned to the Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha, from where it was stolen shortly after 1945. With this simple, but beautiful display, we are confronted with two sides of the same coin; the casket and the still life meet at an important crossroad. Between March 12 and June 21 they will enjoy each other’s company.