The Singel Bridge at the…

George Hendrik Breitner, 1898, painting, SK-A-3580

Breitner often took photos when preparing a painting. Several preparatory photos for this painting are also known. The way the woman is walking directly towards us and the way the picture is cropped gives it a photographic feel. Originally, Breitner’s subject was a maid, but following the negative…

Piano Practice Interrupted

Willem Bartel van der Kooi, 1813, painting, SK-A-1065

A native of Friesland, artist Van der Kooi specialised in painting children. The children in this painting are shown in a playful, spontaneous pose. It could almost be a snapshot. Yet appearances are deceptive. The artist arranged the children deliberately to form a triangular composition. And we no…

Silver cabinet

Jan Adolf Hillebrand, 1844, BK-R-4927

As a young cabinetmaker, Hillebrand presented this neo-Gothic showpiece at an industrial exhibition in Leeuwarden in 1844. His ambition was rewarded. King Willem II bought the silver cabinet, having acquired a taste for Gothic art as a student in England. Different Gothic elements are ingeniously…

Donkey Rides on the Beach

Isaac Israels, c. 1890 - c. 1901, painting, SK-A-3597

Shipwreck off a Rocky Coast

Wijnand Nuijen, c. 1837, painting, SK-A-4644

Surimono album

diverse vervaardigers, 1845 - 1865, book, RP-P-1999-258

Still Life with Fruit

Henri Fantin-Latour, c. 1880 - c. 1890, painting, SK-A-2982

Gezicht op Granada en het Alhambra

Rafael Garzón, c. 1870 - c. 1890, photograph, RP-F-00-282

Portrait of Johannes, Graaf van den…

Raden Sarief Bastaman Saleh, 1836, painting, SK-A-3798