Stacked


Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his Gallery at Brussels, c. 1651 by David Teniers, Gemäldegalerie, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

We are so used to seeing large expanses of wall surrounding works of art, but that is really only a 20th century method of hanging paintings, for years it was done like the gallery in this painting - floor to ceiling, stacked on top of each other.