The Merry Fiddler

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

On display in room 2.1

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 Battle of Waterloo

Jan Willem Pieneman, 1824, painting, SK-A-1115

Emperor Napoleon met his final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This painting – the largest at the Rijksmuseum – shows the moment when the tide turned: the British general Wellington hears that the Prussian army is approaching. Victory, and an end to twenty years of war, is at hand. The…

On display in room 1.12

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

Cows in the Meadow

Gerard Bilders, 1860 - 1865, painting, SK-A-2264

Pakhuizen aan een Amsterdamse…

Willem Witsen, 1885 - 1922, painting, SK-A-2952

Still Life with Peacocks

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

On display in Philips wing, room 1.6

Militia Company of District XI…

Frans Hals, Pieter Codde, 1637, painting, SK-C-374

On display in Gallery of Honour

Nicolaes van der Borght, Merchant…

Anthony van Dyck, 1625 - 1635, painting, SK-A-101

Shipwreck off a Rocky Coast

Wijnand Nuijen, c. 1837, painting, SK-A-4644

On display in room 1.14