Hugo Grotius (in Dutch known as Hugo de Groot) in a book chest, from Loevestein Castle where he was imprisoned. Lawyer, poet and politician Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) laid the foundations for international law. He served a controversially imposed life sentence from 1619 in the castle.
As he was still allowed to read and study, the necessary books were regularly brought to him in a book chest. In 1621 his wife hid him in this book chest and helped him to escape from the castle.
Apparently both the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Prinsenhof Museum in Delft claim to have the original book chest in their collection. On the photo is the one we saw in Delft. What do you think, did we see the real book chest? ;)