The Seven Works of Mercy

Master of Alkmaar, 1504, painting, SK-A-2815

A town in Holland is the setting for a narrative strip showing how a good Christian should help the needy. In almost all the scenes, Christ appears among the onlookers. The scenes give a sense of town life around 1500. This is one of the many art works severely damaged when Protestants cleansed…

On display in room 0.4

Table ornament

Wenzel Jamnitzer, 1549, table peace, BK-17040-A

This receptacle stood on the table on special occasions. Although it was never used for food, since it was far too precious. It was made for the city of Nuremberg in 1549 by Wenzel Jamnitzer, then a world-famous silversmith. Jamnitzer produced incredibly intricate work using a new method. All the…

On display in room 2.3

Groteskentapijt met Hercules

Meester van het Geometrische Merk, c. 1545 - c. 1550, BK-1959-83

Dirck Volkertsz Coornhert…

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem (copy after), 1572 - 1600, painting, SK-A-127

God Blesses Noah's Family

Willem de Pannemaker, after 1567, BK-1955-99


Simon Frisius, after David Vinckboons (I), 1599 - 1649, print, RP-P-OB-27.458

Landscape with Bathsheba

Jan van Scorel, c. 1540 - c. 1545, painting, SK-A-670

On display in room 0.6


anonymous, c. 1560 - c. 1600, BK-17523

On display in room 2.3

River Landscape with Boar Hunt

Joos de Momper (II), c. 1590 - c. 1635, painting, SK-A-3949

The Wedding of Cupid and Psyche

Bartholomeus Spranger, 1575 - 1587, drawing, RP-T-1890-A-2339