Seated Cupid

Étienne-Maurice Falconet, 1757, BK-1963-101

This famous statue already had many nicknames in the 18th century. Perhaps the best known is l’amour menaçant - menacing love. The menace is mainly in the love god’s expression, while his gesture makes us complicit, through silence. The statue was carved for Madame de Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV…

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…

Spiegel versierd met vier apen

anonymous, -400 - -200, AK-MAK-1462

Triomf van de Faam

Pieter Coecke van Aelst (I) (workshop of), 1512 - 1549, drawing, RP-T-1992-3

Triptych

Pseudo Jan Wellens de Cock (attributed to), c. 1525, painting, SK-A-1598

Kandelaar met geprofileerde voet en…

anonymous, c. 1425 - c. 1475, candlestick, BK-NM-2384

Cabinet

Elias Boscher, anonymous (rejected attribution), c. 1660 - c. 1670, furniture, BK-1999-85

Venetiaanse pantoffelparade

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, 1740 - 1770, drawing, RP-T-1981-68

The Trading Post at Dejima

anonymous, c. 1840, hanging scroll, NG-1977-4