Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman

anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-NM-1010

The exterior of this dolls house is a work of art in its own right, with its mother-of-pearl and pewter veneer. The owners’ initials - Petronella Oortman and her husband Johannes Brandt, a cloth merchant in Amsterdam - are inlaid on both sides. Remarkably, all the domestic furnishings were made…

On display in room 2.20

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

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 Martyrdom of Saint Lucy

Master of the Figdor Deposition, c. 1505 - c. 1510, painting, SK-A-1688

On display in room 0.1

Snuifdoos van goud, versierd met…

Jean Saint (attributed to), 1739, BK-1959-19

On display in room 1.2

Bokaal met deksel, vervaardigd voor…

Louis Métayer, 1754, goblet, BK-1981-51

On display in room 1.2

Wandelstokknop met drie medaillons…

Louis Métayer, 1750, BK-VBR-395

On display in room 1.2

Maria met Christuskind

Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, after Abraham Bloemaert, 1769, print, RP-P-OB-24.574

Portret van Anna-Gratia Asser

Eduard Isaac Asser, c. 1854, photograph, RP-F-AB12278-E

Half Model of a Screw Steamer

Koninklijke Fabriek voor Stoom- en andere Werktuigen, c. 1876 - c. 1877, ship model, NG-MC-1381