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

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

Haarlem reception room 1794

Abraham van der Hart, c. 1793 - c. 1795, BK-15613

This interior is from the home of merchant and art collector Willem Philip Kops, at Nieuwe Gracht 74 in Haarlem. The room was probably used for evening receptions. It is complete, except for the stucco ceiling. Abraham van der Hart, Amsterdam’s municipal architect, created a complete neoclassical…

On display in room 1.7

Wine fountain and cooler

Alger Mensma (attributed to), 1731, BK-1963-65

This urn and cooler for washing hands and glasses, formed the decorative centrepiece on a luxurious sideboard. Both were presented to Cornelis Schrijver in recognition of his heroism at sea. That is the symbolism of the reliefs of heraldic arms, fish, shells and sea deities.

On display in room 1.1

Cabinet

anonymous, c. 1755 - c. 1765, furniture, BK-1989-16

On display in room 1.2

The Martyrdom of Saint Lucy

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

On display in room 0.1

The Crucifixion

Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, c. 1507 - c. 1510, painting, SK-A-1967

On display in room 0.1

Self-portrait

Giambologna, c. 1600, bust, BK-15117

On display in room 2.3

Longcase clock

anonymous, c. 1755 - c. 1765, furniture, BK-1967-144

On display in room 1.2

Mercury

Hendrik de Keyser (I), 1611, figure, BK-1959-61

On display in room 2.1