The Battle of Waterloo

Jan Willem Pieneman, 1824, painting, SK-A-1115

Emperor Napoleon met his final defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. This painting – the largest at the Rijksmuseum – shows the moment when the tide turned: the British general Wellington hears that the Prussian army is approaching. Victory, and an end to twenty years of war, is at hand. The…

Floral Still Life

Hans Bollongier, 1639, painting, SK-A-799

While this ample bouquet appears quite natural, tulips, anemones, roses and carnations all have different seasons. Yet Bollongier combined them into a harmonious composition. This still life was painted following the financial collapse of 1637, when many lost their fortunes speculating in tulip…

Portrait of Jan Valckenburgh

Daniel Vertangen, c. 1660, painting, SK-A-4969

Album van Spoorwegen in…

Carl Emanuel Friedrich Lang, 1865 - 1868, NG-1991-20

Stadtholder Prince Maurice Lying in…

Adriaen Pietersz. van de Venne, c. 1625, painting, SK-A-446

Interior of an inn with an old man…

Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1660 - 1679, painting, SK-A-3347

Portrait of Philip the Good, Duke…

anonymous, c. 1460 - c. 1480, painting, SK-A-3835

Archiefkast van de Staten Generaal

anonymous, 1600 - 1699, furniture, BK-16464

Venus and Adonis

Ferdinand Bol, 1657 - 1660, painting, SK-A-4823

Cimon and Pero (Roman Charity)

Peter Paul Rubens, 1630 - 1640, painting, SK-A-345