River Landscape with Riders

Aelbert Cuyp, 1653 - 1657, painting, SK-A-4118

Travellers are resting their horses in a sun-soaked river landscape. To judge from their orange shawls, they seem to be Dutch army officers. Cuyp saw these steep hills when he travelled along the River Rhine between Nijmegen and Cleves. It was probably the sketches he drew there that formed the…

Winter Landscape with Ice Skaters

Hendrick Avercamp, c. 1608, painting, SK-A-1718

Hendrick Avercamp turned the winter landscape into a subject in its own right. A typical feature of his early work is the high horizon. This enabled Avercamp to focus on the dozens of figures on the ice. He showed all kinds of uncouth details in this bird’s-eye view, including couples making love…

View of Houses in Delft, Known as…

Johannes Vermeer, c. 1658, painting, SK-A-2860

An unusual painting in Vermeer’s oeuvre: a few houses and a couple of people in a quiet street. Vermeer gave the scene a palpable sense of tension and balance. The old walls, worn bricks and white plaster are almost tangible. What part of Delft this shows is no longer known.

"Council of War aboard ""The Seven…

Willem van de Velde (I), 1666 - 1693, painting, SK-A-4289

The Yellow Riders

George Hendrik Breitner, 1885 - 1886, painting, SK-A-1328

Interior of the Church of St Bavo…

Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, 1636, painting, SK-A-359

Dutch Ships Ramming Spanish Galleys…

Hendrik Cornelisz. Vroom, 1617, painting, SK-A-460

The Rapenburg in Leiden

Carel Lodewijk Hansen, 1807, painting, SK-A-3925

Cows in the Meadow

Gerard Bilders, 1860 - 1865, painting, SK-A-2264

The Castle of Batavia

Andries Beeckman, c. 1661, painting, SK-A-19