Super-sized masterpieces in Amsterdam

Works in for the exhibition include some of the largest created during the Dutch Golden Age, painted by artists such as Govert Flinck and Nicolaes Pickenoy. Due to their immense size, they’re rarely displayed in public, making this new gallery truly one of a kind. In spring 2016, Rembrandt’s ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Deijman’ is added to the exhibition.

Powerful citizens

The selected works paint a vivid picture of Golden Age culture and the way city life was organised, with wealthy citizens holding important positions in the civic guard, as so-called ‘regents’ and ‘regentesses’, and in the more powerful guilds. In the portraits, the regents are joined by merchants of all ranks, social classes and religions.

[Image: Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy - Officieren en andere schutters van wijk IV in Amsterdam onder leiding van kapitein Jan Claesz van Vlooswijck en luitenant Gerrit Hudde (1642) - Collectie Rijksmuseum]