LEEUWARDEN. 46. Route. 417
Oudheid-, en Taalkunde. Open daily, 10-4; adm. 20c. Catalogue
(4908) 25 c. Curator, Dr. Boeles.
Grounp Firoor. Room] (to the right), with painted hangings, contains
Frisian works in silver, costumes, and articles connected wit weddings. —
Room Il. Frisian ornaments, inclnding a series illustrating the continuous
development of the headdress mentioned on p. 409; also domestic objects. —
Room III. The central case contains the so-called *Popta Silver Ware,
executed at Leeuwarden for Dr. Popta of Marssum. Among the most
notable pieces are two dishes (Nos. 648, 649) with mythological scenes
(ca. 1650) and two candelabra (Nos. 630, 651) by Claes Mensma (1670). Also,
other gold and silver articles, including a buffalo’s horn mounted in silver
(4397). In the window-case are fine drinking-horns and hunting-horns.
On the walls are portraits of the house of Orange. — Room IV (to the
left of the entrance). Collection of portraits
RESOL. Room V contains good portraits (16-17th cent.). Entrance-
wall: no number, Wybrand de Geest, Boy (1656); 585, Corn. Janssens van
Ceulen, Lady (4652). End-wall: 574. Unknown Master, Viglius dAytta, the
‘Abr. Beerstraaten, View of Leeuwarden in 1662, The exhibits in the middle
are changed from time to time. The cases by the front-wall contain old
printed works and book-bindings.
First FLoor. By the staircase, in Rooms VI (1.) and VII (7.), *Rooms
from Hindeloopen (p. 415), respectively of the 47th and the 18th century. —
Room VIII (1.). Small antiquities; weapons; portraits; ete. — To the right
are two rooms devo to the *Bisschop Museum, a collection of antique
industrial art made by Chr. Bisschop, the painter: Room IX. Renaissance
furniture of the 16th cent. ss-case with silver articles, including a pla-
que'te by Adam van Vianen, representing the Entombment. Room X.
Renaissance cabinet (ca. 1640); Delft plaquettes. — The flight of steps on
the other side of the landing lead to Room XII, contzining pictures of the
49th century. To the left: 9. David Bles, Lady reading; 1. Chr. Bisschop,
The empty cradle; 47. W. Roelofs, Land vith cattle; 2. ZL. Apol,
Winter-scene (1874); 101. Ch. Jacque, Sheep; J. Israéls, The mother’s
right hand; 41. H. W. Mesdag, Sea-piece; 100. Ch. Daubigny, Landscape.
The adjoining room contains Frisian paintings of the 19th century.
AnNEXE. On the groundfloor are two rvoms with a well-arranged re-
presentative collection of Archaeological Discoveries. The gold and silver
ornaments and the “Runic monuments should be noticed. In the passage
leadivg to the porcelain collection is a selection of medieval stone sculp-
tures. — The *Collection of Porcelain, bequeathed by Mr. A. Looxma Ypey
of Ryperkerk, includes valuable Chinese, Japanese, and East Indian
china, and a few specimens of Héchst and Dresden ware. — The gallery
contains an extensive collection of Frisian and other coins, medals, modern
Dutch plaquettes, glass, and stained glass.
The Basement of the main building contains medieval fonts, archi-
tectural fragments, sculptures in stone and terracotta, and pottery. Also,
an old-Frisian kitchen.
The Kansznany (Pl. 3; D, 2), in the Turfmarkt, opposite the
Museum, was originally a law-court, built by Barth. Junszoon in
the time of Philip 1]. (1566-71; flight of steps, 1621); it now con-
tains the National Archives and the Provincial Library.
In the vestibule of the Provinciaal Gouvernement-Gebouw (P1. 18; D, 2, 3),
a little to the S., a tablet commemorates the first vote 10 recognize the
United States of America, passed by the provincial diet of Friesland.
We return to the Koning-Straat and proceed to the N.W., via
the Wortelhaven and the Slotmakers-Straat, to the Protestant Groote
or Jacobyner Kerk (P1.7; 0, 2), the old burial church of the Stadt-
holders of Friesland (p. xli), The tombs were destroyed by the
‘patriots’ in 1795 (comp. p.xlii). The church dates from 1480-1550.
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