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This small interior was used as a service room of the Second Reserve
Premises of the Winter Palace where the "guests of the highest rank"
and members of the royal family were temporarily accommodated. On
display in the room are paintings by the German artists of the 16th
century: Venus and Cupid (1509), The Virgin and Child under the
Apple-Tree (1520s) and Portrait of a Woman (1526) by Lucas Cranach
the Elder; Christ and the Woman Taken in Adultery (after 1535) by
Lucas Cranach the Younger; the companion pieces Portrait of a Man
with His Three Sons and Portrait of a Lady with Her Daughter (late
1530s - early 1540s) by Barthel Bruyn the Elder. The room also houses
samples of 16th-century wooden sculpture, decorative objects, articles
made of tin (Edelzinn) in the late 16th and early 17th centuries
and a chest dating from the 16th century.