A Mother Delousing her Child’s…

Pieter de Hooch, c. 1658 - c. 1660, painting, SK-C-149

A mother is inspecting her child’s hair for lice. They are in a sober Dutch interior, with Delft blue tiles and a bedstead. The chair on the right is a children’s toilet, with a built-in chamber pot. Through the door we see the back room, and catch a glimpse of the garden. These views into the…

The Sick Child

Gabriël Metsu, c. 1664 - c. 1666, painting, SK-A-3059

A worried mother looks at her young daughter, slumped listlessly on her lap. Metsu chose an unusual subject, since depictions of poorly children are rare in 17th-century art. Perhaps he intended the mother to personify charity, Caritas. Then the picture of the Crucifixion on the wall would be a…

Dolls’ house of Petronella Oortman

anonymous, c. 1686 - c. 1710, furniture, BK-NM-1010

The exterior of this dolls house is a work of art in its own right, with its mother-of-pearl and pewter veneer. The owners’ initials - Petronella Oortman and her husband Johannes Brandt, a cloth merchant in Amsterdam - are inlaid on both sides. Remarkably, all the domestic furnishings were made…

The Love Letter

Johannes Vermeer, c. 1669 - c. 1670, painting, SK-A-1595

Portrait of Machteld Muilman

Frans van der Mijn, c. 1745 - c. 1747, painting, SK-A-2249

Interior with Women beside a Linen…

Pieter de Hooch, 1663, painting, SK-C-1191

Gebed voor de maaltijd

Claes Jansz. Visscher (II), 1609, print, RP-P-1889-A-14266


Cornelis Troost, 1739, painting, SK-A-4225

Dolls’ House of Petronella Oortman

Jacob Appel (I), c. 1710, painting, SK-A-4245

Self-portrait with the Portrait of…

Adriaen van der Werff, 1699, painting, SK-A-465