Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age



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Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Museum and Hermitage Amsterdam are to create a unique joint exhibition of group portraits from the 17th and 18th centuries. It will be the first time that a sizeable collection of group portraits of the era’s bourgeoisie is brought together in this manner.

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Thirty huge 17th-century group portraits from the collections of the Amsterdam Museum and the Rijksmuseum can be admired in Hermitage Amsterdam.

  • Unique partnership between 3 big Amsterdam museums.
  • See over 30 big masterpieces by famous painters from the Golden Age.
  • Discover the 17th and 18th century Dutch bourgeoisie.

Group mentality

This unique collection of group portraits is the first of its kind in the world and puts the typical Dutch bourgeoisie of the era on display. What was special at the time is that painters in Holland made portraits of the bourgeoisie as well as nobles and religious figures. These group portraits of ‘common folk’ demonstrate how important the typically Dutch group mentality has always been.

Unique collection

Rembrandt's 'The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Deijman' and portraits of Civic Guards including Govert Flinck and Nicolaes Pickenoy are but a few examples of the works of art that will be available to view in the Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age.
These ‘class mates of the Night Watch’ from the collection of the Rijksmuseum and Amsterdam Museum are rarely put on display due to their enormous dimensions, let alone exhibited simultaneously. Now you can see them in all their glory at the stunning 17th-century building of the Hermitage Amsterdam.

Address: Hermitage, Amstel 51, Amsterdam

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Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age
Amstel 51
1018EJ Amsterdam
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Trailer of the exhibition 'Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age'. On view from November 29th 2014 till 2016.

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