Stylistic analyses, technical research, historical contextualization and archival enquiries show that every object in the Rijksmuseum collections, whether on display or in depot, is unique. Find out in these collection catalogues.
The artist Hercules Segers (c. 1589/1590 - 1633/1640) may be unfamiliar to many, but few seventeenth-century masters evoke the starry-eyed admiration of contemporary artists more than Segers. This experimental painter-printmaker, one of the most fertile artistic minds of his era, created otherworldly landscapes of astonishing originality.
This online catalogue is devoted to the museum’s world-class holdings of seventeenth-century Dutch drawings, other than those by Rembrandt and his School, serving as a standard reference work for the international scholarly community.
Biblical and genre scenes, figure and animal studies, landscapes and portraits: an impressive selection of 64 autograph drawings by the master that demonstrate his profound skill and interpreting psychological insight, qualities that he passed on in various degrees to his students.
A catalogue of Netherlandish paintings made by painters born before 1500, such as Lucas van Leyden and Quinten Massijs, as well as important anonymous masters such as the Master of the Virgo inter Virgines.
Scale models of ships, weaponry, nautical instruments and historical objects give a unique insight into maritime history and technological developments from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.
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