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

Book chest of Hugo de Groot

anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1615, NG-KOG-1208

Traditionally, it was in this case that Hugo de Groot escaped from Loevestein Castle in 1621. He had been serving a life sentence there since 1619. The internationally renowned jurist De Groot (Grotius) had been arrested in 1618 as a political opponent of Prince Maurice. After his escape, De Groot…

On display in room 2.5

Girl in a Large Hat

Caesar Boëtius van Everdingen, c. 1645 - c. 1650, painting, SK-A-5005

This woman with her wide sunhat and seductive, bared shoulder is similar to the enticing shepherdesses that often appear in Dutch paintings. She proffers a small basket of fruit to the viewer in an unmistakably erotic gesture. The picture was originally intended to be displayed high on a wall, above…

On display in room 2.11

The Death of the Virgin

Master of the Amsterdam Death of the Virgin, c. 1500, painting, SK-A-3467

Portrait of Ambrogio Spinola

Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, 1609, painting, SK-A-3953

Memorial tablet

Master of the Spes Nostra, c. 1500, painting, SK-A-2312

On display in room 0.1

Allegory of the Sciences

Gerard de Lairesse, c. 1675 - c. 1683, painting, SK-A-4177

On display in room 2.19

The Saint Elizabeth’s Day Flood

Master of the St Elizabeth Panels, c. 1490 - c. 1495, painting, SK-A-3147-B

On display in room 0.4

Settle

anonymous, c. 1500, furniture, BK-NM-1971

On display in room 0.4