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Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century

Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century Thirty colossal group portraits from the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum collections tell the story of the Dutch citizens and their cities.

Come and see them in the Hermitage Amsterdam. Thirty enormous 17th century group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum have been brought together for the first time and will be on display in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These "brothers and sisters" of the Night Watch are unique in the world and rarely seen due to their size. They show us regents, archers and mercha

Come and see them in the Hermitage Amsterdam. Thirty enormous 17th century group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum have been brought together for the first time and will be on display in the Hermitage Amsterdam. These "brothers and sisters" of the Night Watch are unique in the world and rarely seen due to their size. They show us regents, archers and mercha

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Woensdagavond was er wel een héél  bijzondere aflevering te zien van Tussen Kunst en Kitsch. Deze was namelijk opgenomen...
02/04/2020
Tussen Kunst en Kitsch: Hermitage Amsterdam - een bijzonder verjaardagsgeschenk - Tussen Kunst en Kitsch

Woensdagavond was er wel een héél bijzondere aflevering te zien van Tussen Kunst en Kitsch. Deze was namelijk opgenomen in de Amsterdam Museum-vleugel in de Hermitage Amsterdam, temidden van dertig reusachtige groepsportretten uit de zeventiende eeuw.

Het museum is nu gesloten, maar op deze manier kunnen we thuis op de bank zien hoe regenten, schutters en kooplieden van allerlei rangen, standen en religies gebroederlijk naast de deelnemers van het programma staan.

Een inkijkje in onze tentoonstelling "Groepsportretten van de zeventiende eeuw", hopelijk over niet al te lang weer open voor publiek. Bekijk het op uitzending gemist:

Woensdag 1 april: vanuit Hermitage Amsterdam taxeert Marcel Brouwer een beeld van Dobbelman, krijgt Joseph Estié een mangelplank onder ogen en ontdekt Martijn Akkerman een armband met scarabee.

In line with the new measures taken by our government in order to cope with the coronavirus, we remain closed until June...
12/03/2020
Sorry, we zijn tijdelijk gesloten

In line with the new measures taken by our government in order to cope with the coronavirus, we remain closed until June 1st. This applies to the Portrait Gallery in the Amsterdam Museum wing at the Hermitage Amsterdam (and also to the rest of the Hermitage Amsterdam), our main location on the Kalverstraat as well as to Museum Willet-Holthuysen.

https://www.portrait-gallery.nl/en/sorry-we-are-temporarily-closed

In lijn met de aangescherpte maatregelen die de Rijksoverheid voorschrijft om het hoofd te kunnen bieden aan de verspreiding van het coronavirus, blijft ons museum dicht tot 1 juni 2020. Dit geldt voor de Amsterdam Museum-vleugel in de Hermitage Amsterdam (evenals de rest van de Hermitage Amsterdam)...

HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN is wegens succes verlengd tot en met 13 september 2020. De tentoonstelling toont te midden v...
03/02/2020
Hollandse Meesters Her-Zien

HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN is wegens succes verlengd tot en met 13 september 2020.

De tentoonstelling toont te midden van de enorme groepsportretten in de grote zaal dertien portretten van bekende Nederlanders van kleur die poseren als een historisch persoon van kleur waarvan op basis van onderzoek bekend is dat ze in de 17e en 18e eeuw in Nederland leefden.

Vanaf maandag 30 september 2019 is de tentoonstelling HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN te zien in de Amsterdam Museum-vleugel van de Hermitage. De tentoonstelling van curator Jörgen Tjon a Fong van Urban Myth is een tijdelijke aanvulling op de permanente tentoonstelling ‘Groepsportretten van de 17e ee...

On Monday, November 11th the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century at the Hermitage Amsterdam is closed to the...
06/11/2019

On Monday, November 11th the exhibition Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century at the Hermitage Amsterdam is closed to the public due to filming for Dutch television program Tussen Kunst en Kitch. The exhibition will be open again on Tuesday 12 November.

Amsterdam Museum
01/10/2019
Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam Museum

Op 5 oktober, tijdens Black Achievement Month, geeft Mitchell Esajas een rondleiding door de tentoonstelling HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN. Meld je aan voor de rondleiding om 15:00 tot 16:00 in het Hermitage via deze link: https://forms.gle/YNBZ7Ej1ou4urop36

NU TE ZIEN - Vanaf maandag 30 september is de tentoonstelling HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN te zien in de Amsterdam Museum...
30/09/2019

NU TE ZIEN - Vanaf maandag 30 september is de tentoonstelling HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN te zien in de Amsterdam Museum-vleugel van de Hermitage.

HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN toont te midden van de enorme groepsportretten in de grote zaal dertien portretten van bekende Nederlanders van kleur die poseren als een historisch persoon van kleur waarvan op basis van onderzoek bekend is dat ze in de 17e en 18e eeuw in Nederland leefden. De tentoonstelling is te zien tot en met 2 februari 2020.

De tentoonstelling van curator Jörgen Tjon a Fong van Urban Myth is een tijdelijke aanvulling op de permanente tentoonstelling ‘Groepsportretten van de 17e eeuw’.

www.portrait-gallery.nl

In verband met de opbouw van HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN is onze tentoonstelling 26 september gesloten.
25/09/2019
Hollandse Meesters Her-Zien

In verband met de opbouw van HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN is onze tentoonstelling 26 september gesloten.

Vanaf maandag 30 september is de tentoonstelling HOLLANDSE MEESTERS HER-ZIEN te zien in de Amsterdam Museum-vleugel van de Hermitage. De tentoonstelling van curator Jörgen Tjon a Fong van Urban Myth is een aanvulling op de permanente tentoonstelling ‘Groepsportretten van de 17e eeuw’ (voorheen ...

Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century
25/09/2019

Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century

Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century
14/09/2019

Portrait Gallery of the 17th Century

Nee, Rembrandt's Nachtwacht hangt natuurlijk niet in onze tentoonstelling, maar de 'broers en zussen' van de Nachtwacht ...
03/07/2019

Nee, Rembrandt's Nachtwacht hangt natuurlijk niet in onze tentoonstelling, maar de 'broers en zussen' van de Nachtwacht zijn elke dag te bewonderen in de Hermitage Amsterdam.

Vanaf volgende week start in het Rijksmuseum een groots restauratieonderzoek naar Rembrandt's beroemdste schilderij. Wist je dat de Nachtwacht officieel nog steeds in het bezit is van de Gemeente Amsterdam? In de volgende blog lees je alles over de geschiedenis van het iconische werk: https://hart.amsterdam/nl/page/806305

Hermitage Amsterdam, a warm congratulations on your 10th Anniversary! This week there are plenty of acitivities to disco...
21/06/2019

Hermitage Amsterdam, a warm congratulations on your 10th Anniversary! This week there are plenty of acitivities to discover all around the building. And don't forget to visit our Portrait Gallery!

Through a series of costly architectural projects, the city leaders gave expression to Amsterdam's new status as one of ...
07/06/2019

Through a series of costly architectural projects, the city leaders gave expression to Amsterdam's new status as one of the world's great cities. The most prestigious project was a new city hall on Dam Square, replacing a crumbling medieval building that was too small for the city's growing array of public institutions.

The new building, was a true 'city palace' based on a magnificent design by Jacob van Campen. This iconic building still manages to impress visitors today and is now known as the Royal Palace of Amsterdam.

Abraham Storck, Dam Square, 1675, Amsterdam Museum

The grand hall of the exhibition is truly overwhelming. Are you gazing at the paintings, or are the figures in the paint...
31/05/2019

The grand hall of the exhibition is truly overwhelming. Are you gazing at the paintings, or are the figures in the paintings staring back at you?

REMBRANDT - Only a section of Rembrandt’s second Anatomy Lesson has survived; the rest was destroyed by fire in 1723. Dr...
02/05/2019

REMBRANDT - Only a section of Rembrandt’s second Anatomy Lesson has survived; the rest was destroyed by fire in 1723. Dr Jan Deijman, who succeeded Nicolaes Tulp as lecturer in anatomy, is shown displaying the human brain to the assembled company. His dissection of the brain is depicted as the culminating moment of an anatomy lesson that would have lasted several days.

Rembrandt, The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Jan Deijman, 1656, Amsterdam Museum

Dear visitors, The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is open every day of the year. With one exception.... Due to maint...
07/01/2019

Dear visitors,

The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age is open every day of the year. With one exception.... Due to maintenance work, Monday January the 14th the Hermitage Amsterdam and therefore the Portrait Gallery will be closed.

You are very welcome again on Tuesday 15 January! Or, if you are around, don't miss the beautiful exhibition 'Classic Beauties' from the collections of Hermitage Sint Petersburg. On show until Sunday 13 January in the Hermitage Amsterdam!

With a Hermitage All-In ticket, you get a discount. With the I amsterdam City Card a visit to the whole museum is free.

This painting 'Embarkation of Soldiers near the Montelbaanstoren', Abraham Storck, c. 1680, depicts the Montelbaanstoren...
12/12/2018

This painting 'Embarkation of Soldiers near the Montelbaanstoren', Abraham Storck, c. 1680, depicts the Montelbaanstoren prominently. A buzzling spot where sailors and soldiers who had signed up for a job at the Dutch East India Company embarked for a long trip oversea into the East. On the eye everything looks organized and calm. The weather conditions seem ideal for a crossing over the Zuiderzee to Texel where larger ships were waiting for the young contractors to set sail into the East. The quiet appearance of the painting conceals the number of people present. But a closer look reveals that there are many. In reality there must have been enormous activity of people. On the quay around the Montelbaanstoren men, women, merchants, traders gathered. Upper class and those on the bottom of the social ladder, crying women, whining babies, beggars, petty thieves, prostitutes, all came together. The tower was built in 1516 for the purpose of protecting the city. As Amsterdam widened its borders the tower lost its function as city defense. Then in 1606 the top half was extended to its current, decorative form by, in all probability, architect Hendrick the Keyser. Up till now the tower is 48m high.

Less well-known stories from the Golden Age are those of the common men, who are not as often depicted as guardsmen, reg...
06/12/2018

Less well-known stories from the Golden Age are those of the common men, who are not as often depicted as guardsmen, regents and regentesses. However keeping the peace was the responsibility and duty of every Amsterdam citizen. This painting ‘A Cobbler on the Street’, Matthijs Naiveu, c. 1710, portraits a shoemaker. An ordinary workman who practices his job on the street. Precisely because of that he had been given an extra task since he had a good position to keep an eye on life on the streets. Guild members, private citizens and city officials mediated in disputes, quieted down troublemakers and imposed fines. The shoemakers would keep an eye out for illegal dumping of waste from the small outbuildings where they worked.

In the 17th century boats were by far the most important means of transporting goods. And for a bustling trading centre ...
29/11/2018

In the 17th century boats were by far the most important means of transporting goods. And for a bustling trading centre like Amsterdam every commodity could be had in the city. Goods from all over the world were on sale, and every morning farmers and market gardeners would flock to the city, their carts and barges laden with produce. In this city view, a few market ferries are moored on the Prinsengracht, perhaps delivering goods. The vegetable market in this location opened in 1658. The crossed keys on the pennants of the frontmost ship tell us it has come all the way from Leiden.

‘The Prinsengracht near Reesluis’, Reinier Ooms, c. 1663

During the 17th century Amsterdam worked hard on its protection to avoid future attacks. The local leaders made plans to...
22/11/2018

During the 17th century Amsterdam worked hard on its protection to avoid future attacks. The local leaders made plans to expand the city wall and protect the new shipbuilding district in the east more adequately. The system of defence works was completed in 1662, which included city walls, ramparts and guarded gates. During the construction they had set up temporary watch houses in the Amstel. After completion of the plan the temporary watch houses, ‘block houses’, were brought down. As they were no longer useful.

In this picture, ‘The Block Houses in the River Amstel, Hendrick Dubbels, c.1651-53, people are out on the ice, skating, playing and working on a frozen River Amstel with the block houses in the background.

Today we celebrate International Children’s Day! The picture ‘Feeding the Orphans’, Jan Victors, 1659-60,  shows the Dut...
20/11/2018

Today we celebrate International Children’s Day! The picture ‘Feeding the Orphans’, Jan Victors, 1659-60, shows the Dutch Reformed Diaconate that took care of orphaned girls in the 17th century. During the course of history children's rights have undergone enormous development and we keep striving for a world where every child is in school, safe from harm and can fulfill their potential. #WorldChildrensDay

This group portrait by Ferdinand Bol was the first in a series of commissions from the Leprozenhuis and established his ...
16/11/2018

This group portrait by Ferdinand Bol was the first in a series of commissions from the Leprozenhuis and established his reputation in Amsterdam as a portraitist. In this painting a meeting of the regents from the Leprozenhuis is briefly interrupted by the house father, who introduces a sick young boy. By incorporating this sick child into the composition, Ferdinand Bol presents his patrons as truly compassionate administrators of their organisation.

‘The Regents of the Leprozenhuis’, Ferdinand Bol, 1649

We are happy to announce that The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age welcomed its 750,000th visitor this week! To celebr...
01/11/2018

We are happy to announce that The Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age welcomed its 750,000th visitor this week! To celebrate this event we are giving away a copy of 'Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age'. All you have to do is to leave a comment and tell us what you think of the exhibition. And maybe this book, a 128 pages carefully documented reference guide of the exhibition, will be yours.

In an open field in the autumn of 1622, Amsterdam guardsmen from the Crossbow Civic Guard were sent to serve in a garris...
16/08/2018

In an open field in the autumn of 1622, Amsterdam guardsmen from the Crossbow Civic Guard were sent to serve in a garrison in Zwolle, to defend that city from a possible attack by the Spanish. This group portrait is a souvenir of their successful mission. In the background, we see the same guardsmen preparing in an open field.

It is The Ridderzaal of the Binnenhof during the Great Assembly in 1651. The painting is made by Bartholomeus van Bassen...
10/08/2018

It is The Ridderzaal of the Binnenhof during the Great Assembly in 1651. The painting is made by Bartholomeus van Bassen and Anthonie Palamedesz.

Do you know which place this is? We will give the right answer tomorrow.
09/08/2018

Do you know which place this is? We will give the right answer tomorrow.

Amsterdam residents in dozens of small boats celebrate the return of four ships from Asia: the Mauritius, Holland, Overi...
02/08/2018

Amsterdam residents in dozens of small boats celebrate the return of four ships from Asia: the Mauritius, Holland, Overijssel and Friesland. On 1 May 1598, Admiral Jacob van Neck set sail for Asia with eight ships. More than fourteen months later, the first four ships returned, heavily laden with valuable trade goods. They received an exuberant welcome in the IJ. This first successful trade expedition to Asia ultimately led to the establishment of the Dutch East India Company (VOC).

It is the Groenmarkt in Leiden near the Stille Rijn. The painting is made by Hendrick van den Burgh in 1660.
27/07/2018

It is the Groenmarkt in Leiden near the Stille Rijn. The painting is made by Hendrick van den Burgh in 1660.

Who recognizes this place? We will give the right answer tomorrow!
26/07/2018

Who recognizes this place? We will give the right answer tomorrow!

The guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem included not only painters, but also sculptors, engravers, glassmakers and goldsmiths...
19/07/2018

The guild of Saint Luke in Haarlem included not only painters, but also sculptors, engravers, glassmakers and goldsmiths, not to mention tinsmiths, coppersmiths, bronze casters and majolica potters. These specialists had one thing in common: they all produced images. This group portrait depicts a meeting of the governors of the guild. It was painted by two brothers, Jan and Dirck de Bray, who had been syndics themselves in 1675 and are included in the painting. Jan is standing to the left of the table, and Dirck is seated on the right. The other two seated men have brought samples of their work. The round plaque shows Saint Luke, the guild's patron saint.

It is the The Grote Markt in Haarlem! The painting is made by Cornelis Beelt. The Dutch Republic, of which Holland is pa...
13/07/2018

It is the The Grote Markt in Haarlem! The painting is made by Cornelis Beelt. The Dutch Republic, of which Holland is part, has won the long fight for independence against the Spanish oppressor. The flag flies on the town hall, the members of the town council stand on the decorated balcony and citizens promenade in their finest clothes.

Do you recognize this place?We will give the right answer tomorrow!
12/07/2018

Do you recognize this place?
We will give the right answer tomorrow!

Contemporaries of the gentlemen in this civic guard piece, painted by Govert Flinck, would have had no trouble at all fi...
05/07/2018

Contemporaries of the gentlemen in this civic guard piece, painted by Govert Flinck, would have had no trouble at all figuring out the ranks of the senior officers in the painting. The bulky man in black in the left foreground is the later burgomaster (mayor) Joan Huydecoper. He carries a commander's staff and is obviously the captain. The man with the eye-catching blue sash who is greeting Huydecoper is the lieutenant, as his weapon (which is known as a partisan) indicates. The guardsman on the far left is a sergeant, as is the man on the right wearing a skullcap. Both of them are holding halberds. The man with the banner is the ensign, or standard-bearer. This officer had to be unmarried, because he led the way in battle and was therefore an easy target for enemy fire.

The right answer is: The Montelbaans Tower at the Oudeschans. The painting is made in 1680 by Abraham Storck.
29/06/2018

The right answer is: The Montelbaans Tower at the Oudeschans. The painting is made in 1680 by Abraham Storck.

Who recognizes this place in Amsterdam? We will give you the right answer tomorrow.
28/06/2018

Who recognizes this place in Amsterdam? We will give you the right answer tomorrow.

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Amstel 51
Amsterdam
1018 EJ

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Onze geschiedenis? Welke geschiedenis is dat eigenlijk? De New Narratives Tours van het Amsterdam Museum dagen je uit om daarin je te verdiepen.Je bent van harte welkom om deel te nemen aan gastrondleidingen door mensen van buiten het museum. Aanstaande zaterdag om 15 uur neemt Jörgen Tjon A Fong je mee door de tentoonstelling Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age van het Amsterdam Museum in de Hermitage Amsterdam. Jörgen Tjon A Fong is artistiek leider van theatergroep Urban Myth Amsterdam en curator van het fotoproject Hollandse Meesters Her-zien. In zijn tour zal hij focussen op macht en representatie in het beeld dat van Holland in de beeldende kunst van de zeventiende eeuw wordt geschapen. Deelname is gratis (excl. toegang museum), graag aanmelden via [email protected].
Ik moet daar zeker eens langskomen, Veel familieleden en voorouders op de portretten. Mag ik daar ook foto's van nemen.