The Ridderzaal of the Binnenhof during the Great Assembly of 1651, Bartholomeus van Bassen, Anthonie Palamedesz., c. 1651

The Ridderzaal of the Binnenhof during the Great Assembly of 1651, Bartholomeus van Bassen, Anthonie Palamedesz., c. 1651

oil on panel and metal, h 52cm × w 66cm. More details

Following the death of Stadtholder William II, the States-General called a special assembly in 1651. They decided not to appoint a new stadtholder. This painting represents the important meeting when this decision was taken. Painted on the hinged metal flap is a table with the Latin motto of the Dutch Republic, which means ‘Unity makes strength’. When the flap is raised up, the room appears empty.

On display in room 2.18 Johan and Cornelis de Witt History scenes

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

karen clark added this work to paintings

yesterday - 310 works

Geertruida M.P. Brouwer added this work to groepsportret

March 24 2015 - 78 works

De tien tijdvakken in het Rijksmuseum added this work to Tijdvak 6: de tijd van regenten en vorsten

March 20 2015 - 27 works

Make your own creations with this work