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

Portrait of a Member of the Van der…

Cornelis Troost, 1736, painting, SK-A-3948

The portrait conveys a sense of convivial hospitality, as if the man were inviting us into his home to enjoy his art and music. In a typically 18th-century way, the portrait has no sense of distance, of authority. It introduces us directly to the open personality of this enthusiastic young member of…

On display in room 1.1

The First Day of School

Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737, painting, SK-A-2005

A mother brings her daughter to school on her first day, followed by an entourage of women. They are evidently Turkish Muslims, since the dress code allowed them colourful clothes and yellow shoes, unlike non-Muslims. A servant is carrying the girl’s embroidery frame. Handicraft was a favourite…

On display in room 1.3

The Raree-show (’t Fraay Curieus)

Willem van Mieris, 1718, painting, SK-A-4941

On display in room 1.6

Plantation in Suriname

Dirk Valkenburg, 1707, painting, SK-A-4075

On display in room 1.2

The Bookshop and Lottery Agency of…

Isaac Ouwater, 1779, painting, SK-A-4026

On display in room 1.11

Portrait of Rutger Jan…

Pierre Prud'hon, 1801 - 1802, painting, SK-A-3097

On display in room 1.10

Exchange of Fire on the Vaartse…

Jonas Zeuner, 1787 - 1788, painting, SK-A-4117

On display in room 1.10

An Amsterdam Canal House Garden

Cornelis Troost, c. 1740 - 1745, painting, SK-A-2576

On display in room 1.1

Lying-in Room of a Distinguished…

Jean Baptiste Vanmour, c. 1720 - c. 1737, painting, SK-A-2003

On display in room 1.3