The Art Gallery of Jan…

Adriaan de Lelie, 1794 - 1795, painting, SK-A-4100

In 1792, Gildemeester, a merchant, turned two large rooms at his house on Amsterdam’s Herengracht into an art gallery. Here he stands proudly at the centre of the front room, speaking with one of his guests. Visitors are examining famous paintings, including a Rembrandt - above Gildemeester’s head.…

On display in room 1.10

Haarlem reception room 1794

Abraham van der Hart, c. 1793 - c. 1795, BK-15613

This interior is from the home of merchant and art collector Willem Philip Kops, at Nieuwe Gracht 74 in Haarlem. The room was probably used for evening receptions. It is complete, except for the stucco ceiling. Abraham van der Hart, Amsterdam’s municipal architect, created a complete neoclassical…

On display in room 1.7

Javanese Court Officials

anonymous, c. 1820 - c. 1870, painting, NG-2010-39

Clothes make the man, so too in Indonesia. These are not actual portraits, but types. In addition to revealing the region these men come from, the meticulously painted clothes and batik motifs also provide information about their rank and status. These proud, confident figures are unusual: in…

On display in room 1.17

Hanger met ineengesloten handen

anonymous, c. 1580 - c. 1600, pendant (jewelry), BK-17064

On display in room 0.9

Louis XIV Crossing into the…

Adam Frans van der Meulen, 1672 - 1690, painting, SK-A-3753

On display in room 2.22

Zesdelig scherm

anonymous, 1700 - 1800, AK-MAK-174

Automatic Photograph of Georgie and…

Automatic Photograph Machine Co., 1896, photobooth picture, RP-F-F15114

Generaal Shi Lang met een…

anonymous, 1700 - 1800, AK-RAK-1991-11-A

Vrouw knipt haar nagels

anonymous, 1835 - 1845, print, RP-P-1995-304

Armband met religieuze scènes…

David da Costa Dias, c. 1610 - c. 1640, jewellery, BK-17075

On display in room 0.9