The Night Watch

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1642, painting, SK-C-5

Rembrandt’s largest, most famous canvas was made for the Arquebusiers guild hall. This was one of several halls of Amsterdam’s civic guard, the city’s militia and police. Rembrandt was the first to paint figures in a group portrait actually doing something. The captain, dressed in black, is…

On display in Nightwatch gallery

The Merry Fiddler

Gerard van Honthorst, 1623, painting, SK-A-180

On display in room 2.1

Girl in a White Kimono

George Hendrik Breitner, 1894, painting, SK-A-3584

Inspired by Japanese prints, Breitner painted at least twelve versions of this girl in a white kimono around 1894. Each time, her pose is different and the kimono is a different colour. Here the embroidered white silk kimono with red trimmed sleeves and orange belt are what draw our attention. The…

On display in room 1.18

Portrait of Johan Rudolf Thorbecke,…

Johan Heinrich Neuman, 1852, painting, SK-A-4120


Cornelis Troost, 1739, painting, SK-A-4225

On display in room 1.1

Still Life with Peacocks

Rembrandt van Rijn, c. 1639, painting, SK-A-3981

On display in Philips wing, room 1.6

Portrait of Ernest de Beveren, Lord…

Aert de Gelder, 1685, painting, SK-A-3969

The Death of the Pharaoh’s…

Lourens Alma Tadema, 1872, painting, SK-A-2664

On display in room 1.15

Mary Stuart, Princess of Orange, as…

Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1652, painting, SK-A-142

On display in room 2.8

Triumvirate Assuming Power in the…

Jan Willem Pieneman, c. 1828, painting, SK-A-1558