Ist Fl., Central Part. AMSTERDAM. 43. Route. 387
[)ld-fashioned and badly-lighted apartment, contaivs a few old paintings
Wf little note. Thence we may ascend to a Caniner (347), with cumpara-
ively rot pictures of the first half of the 19th century.
st descending from the rooms of the Antiquarian Society
5 p. 386) 1 an: to the right to a Conripor containing Plaster Gasis of modern
Batch sculptures. The passage to the left, passing a room with the col-
fection of Dutch Costumes, leads to the —
Collection of Domestic Articles. Room I (337). Old musical instruments.
— Room I (838). Toys. — Room III (831). Collection of Costumes, including
adies’ and gentlemen’s costumes of the late 18th cent., in admirable
reservation. — Room IV (832), in the style of Louis XV., with a ceiling-
Hainting by Jac. de Witt, contains memorials of the princes of the house
if Nassau-Orange, Cornelis de Witt (p. 329), and the naval heroes, Corn.
ivertsen, De Ruyter, Piet Hein, and others. Also two so-called doll’s
jiouses (see p. 442). — Room V (881). Dutch Carriages and Sledges, chiefly
47th and 18th cent., some adorned with carving and painting; car-
i $ upon runners, of the kind once common in Holland; sedan-chair of
he 481 h cent. ; hunting- cart with paintings by Aart Schouman (18th cent.);
merlin of King William I.; two elegant ‘Dutch chaises, of the kind still
4ised in trotting-matches and (in a modified form) in the country.
The staircases in the E. and W. vestibules lead to the first floor,
‘vhich is almost entirely occupied by the *Gallery of Ancient Paint-
onugs. The Museum collection of paintings (Schilderyen-Verzameling),
consisting mainly of Dutch works, is, next to the gallery at The Hague,
fhe finest in Holland. It was founded by King Louis Bonaparte,
wwho caused those works of art belonging to the Prince of Orange
That had not been removed to Paris in 1795 to be collected in the
Iduis ten Bosch at The Hague (p. 339), and afterwards to be taken
30 Amsterdam when his residence was transferred to that city in
1.808. Rembrandt's ‘Night Watch’ and ‘Staalmeesters’ and B. van
jler Helst’s ‘Banquet’, which are still the chief boast of the gallery,
wvere lent to the collection by the City of Amsterdam in the same
qear; and it has since been greatly increased by purchases, gifts,
tind bequests. From 1845 until 1885 the gallery occupied some-
what cramped quarters in the Trippenhuis (p. 374), On the build-
ing of the new museum, the royal collection was increased by the
jiddition of the Van der Hoop Collection (with numerous master-
jipieces), and of 165 corporation and regent pieces from the Raad-
iwauis, the Huiszitten-Huis, etc., which convey an admirable idea of
the industrious and cheerful race that waged war with the might
fof Spain during the 46th and 417th centuries. Including the modern
Wictures (p. 401) the gallery contains over 3000 works, embracing
1 considerable proportion of mediocre canvases interesting to few
‘out students and historians of art. Alterations in the arrangement
tof the pictures are remarkably frequent. Catalogue, see p. 380.
(Director, Baron van Riemsdyk (p. 380).
The large Vestiputx (No. 242) is adorned with historical mural
upaintings by G. Sturm, busts of distinguished Dutchmen, and fine
istained-glass windows, executed by W. J. Dizon of London. The
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