This is the Fabritiushuis in Wolfhagen, a little hamlet of Schinnen. It takes a small detour when driving home from work to pass this house. The house dates back to 1611, and was renowned for being the home of the "Bokkeriejers". These were dangerous gangs who raided farms in our region in the 17th century. The bandits were so fast that people said they must have travelled on the backs of flying goats (Bokken), obviously a reference to the devil. Because of these dangerous times the buildings and barns of old farms in Limburg are grouped around an closed inner courtyard, easy to protect in hard times.
I made this drawing a few hours ago, took me about 25 minutes to draw and paint. Fabritiushuis in Wolfhagen Schinnen. Huis van de eerste bokkerijders bende.