The Singel Bridge at the…

George Hendrik Breitner, 1898, painting, SK-A-3580

Breitner often took photos when preparing a painting. Several preparatory photos for this painting are also known. The way the woman is walking directly towards us and the way the picture is cropped gives it a photographic feel. Originally, Breitner’s subject was a maid, but following the negative…

On display in room 1.18

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

A Windmill on a Polder Waterway,…

Paul Joseph Constantin Gabriël, c. 1889, painting, SK-A-1505

‘Our country is colourful, juicy, fat. (...) I repeat, our country is not dull, not even in dull weather, the dunes are not dull either’, Constant Gabriël wrote in a letter. Unlike many artists of the Hague School, he preferred painting fine summer days. Here there are two: the grass, sky and…

On display in room 1.18

Javaanse hoffunctionarissen

anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1870, painting, NG-2010-41

Clothes make the man, so too in Indonesia. These are not actual portraits, but types. In addition to revealing the region these men come from, the meticulously painted clothes and batik motifs also provide information about their rank and status. These proud, confident figures are unusual: in…

On display in room 1.17

Meadow near Oosterbeek

Gerard Bilders, 1860, painting, SK-A-2298

On display in room 1.18

Jan van Speijk steekt de lont in…

Jacobus Schoemaker Doyer, 1831 - 1850, painting, SK-C-222

Wall cabinet

Franz Xaver Fortner, 1844, furniture, BK-1996-15

On display in room 1.15

Portrait of Raden Syarif Bustaman…

Friedrich Carl Albert Schreuel (attributed to), c. 1840, painting, SK-A-4703

On display in room 1.17

Kakemono familie Cock Blomhoff

anonymous, 1817 - 1825, NG-1972-17