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Saskia van Uylenburgh
Leeuwarden Lonkt

Leeuwarden, Het Hof van Friesland
July 3, 1634

Saskia, in the presence of her brand new husband Rembrandt van Rijn, filed a complaint and thereby renounces the property assets of her family.
After that she leaves Friesland for Amsterdam.

The series Leeuwarden Lonkt
Maartje Roos has captured fragments from the lives of famous Leeuwarders in a contemporary manner. Recognizable locations and elements of the current city have been used to go back in time. The Stadhouderlijk Hof, for example, can be seen in its old form by using modern photo techniques and the still-present parts of buildings in the city.

In total, so far, 33 extras have posed in historical costumes. Three dogs, three horses, a cat and birds have appeared before the lens. Special ballet clothing had to be made. And it has been quite a quest to get the right ballet hall, pram, grand piano, mirror and car from that time. Even the actual household effects of Troelstra were unpacked from the Tresoar store in Winschoten for the first time after fifteen years.