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…

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…

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…

Still Life

Abraham Hendricksz. van Beyeren, c. 1640 - c. 1680, painting, SK-A-3944

Schaatsende uilen

Adriaen Matham (attributed to), after Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne, 1620 - 1660, print, RP-P-OB-23.183

Kelkglas met een vrouw achter een…

anonymous, after Johann Esaias Nilson, 1757, BK-KOG-145

Pair of marriage goblets with lids

anonymous, 1759, goblet, BK-1964-14-A

Dice glass

anonymous, c. 1580 - c. 1590, BK-1995-4

Folding X-chair

anonymous, c. 1620 - c. 1650, BK-15337