Music

Musical instruments, paintings with musical symbols and music to listen to

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Music in the museum

  1. Georg Sturm, Practitioners Applied Art, 1885

    1. Georg Sturm, Practitioners Applied Art, 1885

    the Great Hall

    922

  2. Pieter Saenredam, Sint-Bavokerk, 1636

    2. Pieter Saenredam, Sint-Bavokerk, 1636

    gallery 2.14

    421

  3. Jan Lievens, Constantijn Huygens, c. 1628–1629

    3. Jan Lievens, Constantijn Huygens, c. 1628–1629

    gallery 2.8

    467

  4. Johannes Torrentius, Emblematic Still Life, 1614

    4. Johannes Torrentius, Emblematic Still Life, 1614

    gallery 2.6

    416

  5. Jan Miense Molenaer, Woman at Virginal, c. 1630-1640

    5. Jan Miense Molenaer, Woman at Virginal, c. 1630-1640

    gallery 2.6

    413

  6. Andreas Ruckers, Harpsichord, 1627

    6. Andreas Ruckers, Harpsichord, 1627

    gallery 2.4

    474

  7. Jan Steen, Feast of St Nicholas, 1665-1668

    7. Jan Steen, Feast of St Nicholas, 1665-1668

    the Gallery of Honour

    562

  8. Johannes Vermeer, Love Letter, c. 1669-1670

    8. Johannes Vermeer, Love Letter, c. 1669-1670

    MMT 526

    526

  9. Richard Haka, Oboe, c. 1680

    9. Richard Haka, Oboe, c. 1680

    gallery 2.23

    568

  10. Violin, c. 1705–1710

    10. Violin, c. 1705–1710

    gallery 2.22

    573

  11. Clavichord, c. 1650

    11. Clavichord, c. 1650

    gallery 2.20

    511

  12. A. van den Tempel, Leeuw Family, 1671

    12. A. van den Tempel, Leeuw Family, 1671

    gallery 2.19

    504

  13. Andries Vermeulen, Longcase clock, c. 1715–1725

    13. Andries Vermeulen, Longcase clock, c. 1715–1725

    gallery 1.1

    247

  14. Jean Baptiste Vanmour, Dervishes, c. 1720-1737

    14. Jean Baptiste Vanmour, Dervishes, c. 1720-1737

    gallery 1.3

    281

  15. C. Welmeer, Metronome, 1803

    15. C. Welmeer, Metronome, 1803

    gallery 1.10

    296

  16. Pierre Colbert, Trombone, 1593

    16. Pierre Colbert, Trombone, 1593

    gallery 0.8

    043

  17. Rijk van Arkel, Harpsichord, 1768

    17. Rijk van Arkel, Harpsichord, 1768

    gallery 0.8

    099

  18. Barak Norman, Bass viol, 1705

    18. Barak Norman, Bass viol, 1705

    gallery 0.8

    056

  19. Erard Frères, Pianoforte, 1808

    19. Erard Frères, Pianoforte, 1808

    gallery 1.12

    368

  20. Louis Moritz, Music lesson, 1808

    20. Louis Moritz, Music lesson, 1808

    gallery 1.12

    341

  21. William Sandbach, Trumpet, c. 1813

    21. William Sandbach, Trumpet, c. 1813

    gallery 1.12

    321

  22. Trophy weapons, Drum, before 1832

    22. Trophy weapons, Drum, before 1832

    gallery 1.12

    379

  23. Java, Javanese marketplace, c. 1830-1860

    23. Java, Javanese marketplace, c. 1830-1860

    gallery 1.17

    344

  24. Cuypers and Stolzenberg, Piano, c. 1859

    24. Cuypers and Stolzenberg, Piano, c. 1859

    gallery 1.14

    347