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…

The Art Gallery of Jan…

Adriaan de Lelie, 1794 - 1795, painting, SK-A-4100

In 1792, Gildemeester, a merchant, turned two large rooms at his house on Amsterdam’s Herengracht into an art gallery. Here he stands proudly at the centre of the front room, speaking with one of his guests. Visitors are examining famous paintings, including a Rembrandt - above Gildemeester’s head.…

The First Day of School

Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737, painting, SK-A-2005

A mother brings her daughter to school on her first day, followed by an entourage of women. They are evidently Turkish Muslims, since the dress code allowed them colourful clothes and yellow shoes, unlike non-Muslims. A servant is carrying the girl’s embroidery frame. Handicraft was a favourite…

Still Life with Flowers

Coenraet Roepel, 1721, painting, SK-A-336

The Nieuwe Kerk and the Town Hall…

Isaac Ouwater, c. 1780 - c. 1790, painting, SK-A-305

Still Life with Flowers on a Marble…

Rachel Ruysch, 1716, painting, SK-A-2338

Still Life with Fruit

Coenraet Roepel, 1721, painting, SK-A-337

Whirling Dervishes

Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737, painting, SK-A-4081

Still Life with Flowers

Jan van Huysum, 1723, painting, SK-A-188

Frederika Sophia Wilhelmina of…

Tethart Philip Christian Haag, 1789, painting, SK-A-1225