In 1650 David the Younger increased the scope of his activities for Archduke Leopold Wilhelm. He now entered into a position of importance in the archducal household that would insure his future for a decade to come. While he was active in Antwerp during this year, receipts from the archduke's account books show that David the Younger was working in Brussels in 1650. A receipt from the period July 1, 1650 to an unspecified date in 1651 provides evidence of David the Younger's new status at court. 1