Children of the Sea

Jozef Israëls, 1872, painting, SK-A-2382

This delightful scene contains a moral. These children from a poor fishing village with their shabby clothes and broken toys, are playing out their own future. The oldest boy carries the burden of his family on his shoulders, while the boat represents the harsh life at sea. Jozef Israëls first…

On display in room 1.18

Piano Practice Interrupted

Willem Bartel van der Kooi, 1813, painting, SK-A-1065

A native of Friesland, artist Van der Kooi specialised in painting children. The children in this painting are shown in a playful, spontaneous pose. It could almost be a snapshot. Yet appearances are deceptive. The artist arranged the children deliberately to form a triangular composition. And we no…

On display in room 1.12

Tiles with Scenes of Children…

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1730, tile, BK-1955-328-A

Letter I met twee kinderen op…

Hans Holbein (II), 1522 - 1526, print, RP-P-OB-4508F

Zes kinderen rond een kijkkast

Isaac Beckett (possibly), after Egbert van Heemskerck (I), c. 1680 - c. 1700, print, RP-P-OB-17.662

Beaker vase

anonymous, c. 1635 - c. 1650, AK-NM-6657

On display in room 2.9

Boenende vrouw en kinderen spelend…

Pieter de Mare, after Christina Chalon, 1777 - 1779, print, RP-P-OB-23.017

Boenende vrouw en kinderen spelend…

Pieter de Mare, after Christina Chalon, 1777 - 1779, print, RP-P-OB-23.018

Kinderen spelend met rolkar

Pieter de Mare, after Christina Chalon, 1777 - 1779, print, RP-P-OB-23.021

Boenende vrouw en kinderen spelend…

Pieter de Mare, after Christina Chalon, 1777 - 1779, print, RP-P-OB-23.020