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…

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…

Portico and pediment from the…

Philips Vinckboons (II), 1639, BK-BFR-419

Chimney piece with representation…

Philips Vinckboons (II), 1639, painting, BK-NM-10269

The Lords of Montfoort

anonymous, c. 1400, painting, SK-A-831

Armchair of Jacoba of Bavaria

anonymous, c. 1560 - c. 1570, furniture, BK-NM-1009

Child’s cot

anonymous, c. 1620 - c. 1650, furniture, BK-KOG-1810