From the museum website, 6 March 2013
Willem Craeyvanger and Christine van der Wart of Arnhem – who had no fewer than eight children, six boys and two girls – had portraits painted of
themselves and all their offspring. Not a group portrait – which would have been natural for such a large family – but ten individual likenesses.
For more than 350 years, these unique 17th century portraits remained cherished family heirlooms, so almost no one knew them when they were sold at auction in May 2009.
Now they are exhibited as loans to the Bonnefantenmuseum until 1 September 2013.