The Threatened Swan

Jan Asselijn, c. 1650, painting, SK-A-4

With its wings stretched and its neck poised, the swan protects her eggs against a dog swimming nearby. Showing the scene from a low angle emphasises the bird’s power. The inscriptions are a later addition and have a political message. They refer to the Dutch political leader Johan de Witt, who…

On display in Philips wing, room 1.3


Jan van Mekeren (attributed to), c. 1695 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-1962-50

On display in room 2.22

Zwaan, kip met kuikens en andere…

Wenceslaus Hollar, after Francis Barlow, 1654, print, RP-P-OB-11.622

Twee zwanen

Wenceslaus Hollar, after Francis Barlow, 1654 - 1662, print, RP-P-OB-11.633

Twee zwanen

Wenceslaus Hollar, after Francis Barlow, 1654 - 1712, print, RP-P-1954-588

Riviergezicht met zwanen nabij…

Wenceslaus Hollar, 1645, print, RP-P-1958-140


anonymous, 1560 - 1585, drawing, RP-T-1952-377

The Maid of Amsterdam and other…

Artus Quellinus (I), c. 1656, BK-AM-51-1-I

On display in room 2.32

Two candelabra

anonymous, c. 1750, BK-17501-A

On display in room 1.4

Titelpagina met het portret van…

Bernard Picart (workshop of), after Bernard Picart, 1713, print, RP-P-OB-51.520