Interesting examples of a Dutch tile tableau can still be found in the
Netherlands embedded in the walls of old buildings (You find them inside
as well outside). These were often used for advertising purposes.
Many of the portable tableaus produced at that time depict scenes from
already existing paintings. a reference was made on the tiles to the
original painter’s name.
The tile-painting which depicts a winter landscape was made in the PZH
Gouda factory and consists of 20 tiles. Each tile is the standard 15.3 cm
long. The words "Zuid - Holland" and Gouda are written on the bottom left.
It was painted after a painting by L Apol. (N: L Apol is written on the
The same decor of this winter landscape exists on vases.
I also have seen the original painting from which these tiles were
painted. The oil painting is bigger (115 x 81cm) and some more detail is
What seems interesting is that the inner rim of the frame is
identical to the one used on the original painting, as if they copied that