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…

The Incredulity of Thomas

Hendrick ter Brugghen, c. 1622, painting, SK-A-3908

Still Life with Fruit

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

Portrait of Machteld Muilman

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

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

‘Arrangement in Yellow and Gray’:…

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

An Amsterdam Canal House Garden

Cornelis Troost, c. 1740 - 1745, painting, SK-A-2576

The Nieuwe Kerk and the Town Hall…

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