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

Portrait of a Member of the Van der…

Cornelis Troost, 1736, painting, SK-A-3948

The portrait conveys a sense of convivial hospitality, as if the man were inviting us into his home to enjoy his art and music. In a typically 18th-century way, the portrait has no sense of distance, of authority. It introduces us directly to the open personality of this enthusiastic young member of…

On display in room 1.1

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

The Night School

Gerard Dou, c. 1660 - c. 1665, painting, SK-A-87

On display in room 2.25

Portrait of Johan Rudolf Thorbecke,…

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

Self-portrait

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

Portrait of Jochem Hendricksz.…

Nicolaes Eliasz. Pickenoy, 1627, painting, SK-A-705