Portrait of a Girl Dressed in Blue

Johannes Cornelisz. Verspronck, 1641, painting, SK-A-3064

What made this such a popular portrait? That it shows a pretty child dressed in her finest clothes? As was usual at the time, the girl actually has an adult appearance. Her facial expression is all that shows she is playing the role. Unfortunately, we no longer know who she was.

Woman Reading a Letter

Johannes Vermeer, c. 1663, painting, SK-C-251

In a quiet, private moment, a young woman stands, engrossed in reading a letter. It is morning, and she is still wearing her blue nightrobe. All the other colours are subordinate to its radiant lapis lazuli; yellow and red hardly make an appearance. Vermeer rendered the different effects of the cool…

Portrait of Machteld Muilman

Frans van der Mijn, c. 1745 - c. 1747, painting, SK-A-2249

‘Arrangement in Yellow and Gray’:…

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, c. 1876 - c. 1878, painting, SK-A-1902

Still Life with Flowers

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

Portrait of Raden Syarif Bustaman…

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

Frederick Henry, his Consort Amalia…

Gerard van Honthorst, c. 1647, painting, SK-A-874

Bentheim Castle

Jacob Isaacksz van Ruisdael, 1650 - 1682, painting, SK-A-347

Figures in a Courtyard behind a…

Pieter de Hooch, c. 1663 - c. 1665, painting, SK-C-150

Battle of Gibraltar in 1607

Cornelis Claesz. van Wieringen, c. 1621, painting, SK-A-2163