The Sampling Officials of the…

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1662, painting, SK-C-6

Samplers checked the quality of dyed cloth. Here Rembrandt shows them at work, distracted for a moment and looking up. One syndic is about to sit, or stand, so not all the heads are at the same level. A clever trick which, with the confident brushwork and subtle use of light, make this one of the…

On display in Philips wing, room 1.3

Marten Soolmans (1613-1641)

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1634, painting, SK-A-5033

On display in Philips wing, room 1.4

The Night Watch

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1642, painting, SK-C-5

Rembrandt’s largest, most famous canvas was made for the Arquebusiers guild hall. This was one of several halls of Amsterdam’s civic guard, the city’s militia and police. Rembrandt was the first to paint figures in a group portrait actually doing something. The captain, dressed in black, is…

On display in Nightwatch gallery

Musical Company

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1626, painting, SK-A-4674

Portrait of Haesje Jacobsdr van…

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1634, painting, SK-A-4833

On display in room 2.8

The Denial of St Peter

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1660, painting, SK-A-3137

Goudweger

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1753 - 1810, print, BI-1935-674-10