The Battle of Waterloo

Jan Willem Pieneman, 1824, painting, SK-A-1115

Emperor Napoleon met his final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This painting – the largest at the Rijksmuseum – shows the moment when the tide turned: the British general Wellington hears that the Prussian army is approaching. Victory, and an end to twenty years of war, is at hand. The…

Allegory of the Death of William V,…

Jan Willem Pieneman, 1806, painting, SK-A-4268

Agatha Petronella Hartsen…

Jan Willem Pieneman, 1841, painting, SK-A-4123

Pieter Merkus (1787-1844).…

Jan Willem Pieneman (copy after), 1844 - 1851, painting, SK-A-3801

Portrait of Lieutenant-General…

Jan Willem Pieneman, c. 1832, painting, SK-A-1538