Still Life with Asparagus

Adriaen Coorte, 1697, painting, SK-A-2099

Most of Coorte’s paintings are small, intimate still lifes. With their simple subjects - asparagus, or berries - his paintings contrast starkly with the magnificent, extravagant still lifes then in vogue. Those pictures are all about the profusion of valuable objects and foods, while here the…

Diorama of a Slave Dance

Gerrit Schouten, 1830, NG-2005-24

The scene in the dance tent is a ‘du’, a role-play event with music and dancing, held once every year on the plantations. Both players and audience were slaves. The main character was the ‘Afrankeri’, the narrator, left. The man in the red suit on the right is playing the king. Europeans in Suriname…

Italiaanse binnenplaats met een…

Thomas Wijck, c. 1644 - c. 1653, drawing, RP-T-1898-A-3606

Apostel Filippus met kruis

Marco Dente, after Marcantonio Raimondi, after Rafaël, 1517 - 1527, print, RP-P-OB-11.772

De Porta Pinciana te Rome

Herman van Swanevelt, 1629 - 1641, drawing, RP-T-1902-A-4593

Feestmaal van Cleopatra

Gerard de Lairesse, 1675 - 1680, print, RP-P-OB-46.795

Gnarled Trees near the Water

Roelant Savery, 1605 - 1639, print, RP-P-1878-A-1543

Winter

Simon Frisius, after David Vinckboons (I), 1599 - 1649, print, RP-P-OB-27.458

Travellers

Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael, 1650 - 1655, print, RP-P-OB-4863

The Three Crosses

Rembrandt van Rijn, 1653, print, RP-P-1962-39