Six Collection. AMSTERDAM. 432 Routes Ol
c. The South Part of the Old Town.
see p. 365; Nos. 4, 2, 4, 5, & 41.
In the Soputa-Prrin (PI. D, E, 4), at the S E. end of the Kalver-
Straat (p. 373), rises the Mint Tower (Munitoren; 1620), forming
the picturesque centre of various views of the town. The adjacent
new building is the seat of the Koninklyk Oudheidkundig Genootschap
or Society of Antiquaries.
The Reguliers-Breestraat leads hence to the H. to the Rru-
BRANDT-PLBIN (Pl. E, 4), the most frequented spot in Amsterdam
on cool summer-evenings (cafés, see p. 363). In the centre, amid
the pleasure- grounds, rises a Statue of Rembrandt, in bronze,
designed by Royer, and erected in 4852. Rembrandt’s house, see
p. 376. — The Rembrandt-Plein is adjoined on the S. by the
Thorbecke-Plein (Pl. E, 4), which is embellished with a statue,
by Leenhoff, of Joh. Rud. Thorbecke (1798-1872), long the leader
of the Liberal party in Holland.
The Herren-Gracut (Pl. D, E,4; comp. p. 369), 450 ft. in
width, with rows of trees on poth banks, is a relic of the fashion—
able part of Amsterdam in the 47-48th centuries. — A little to
the N.E. of the Thorbecke-Plein, at Heeren-Gracht 605, lies the
Willet-Holthuysen Museum (Pl. E, 4; adm., see p. 367; catalogue |
of 1907, 40c.), a private house of ca. 1672, bequeathed to the
town in 4895, with furniture of the 16-18th cent., a rich *Collection (
of porcelain and glass, Delft ware, gold and silver wate, and ivory |
carvings. On the first floor is a choice library.
Also in the Heeren-Gracht, No. 541, near the corner of the
Vyzel-Straat (p. 379), to the W. of the Thorbecke-Plein, is the
House of Baron Jan Six (PI. E, 4), a professor at the university and
a descendant of Jan Six (1618-1700; Burgomaster of Amsterdam
from 16914 till his death), long the friend and patron of Rembrandt.
The *Six Collection of Paintings is only occasionally accessible to i
strangers (comp. p. 367). There is no catalogue, but the attendant 1
is well-informed. e
= + AOR |
Ground Floor. Room I (right). Rembrandt, **Portrait of Burgomaster |
Six, the head completed, the rest broadly sketched in a masterly manner ;
(A654); Mierevelt, Portrait (1513), Jac. van Ruysdael, Torrent; Jan Steen,
Girl eating oysters; Nic. Maes, Portrait (4674); Fr. van Mieris(?), “Oyster-
party; M. Hobbem2, =Wooded landscape; Mierevelt, Portrait (1612); Lucas
van Leyden, Two small portraits; at the door, Rembrandt, *Dr. Ephraim
a Portugnese Jew (1647; the smallest painting by Rembrandt, being
. in height); Fr. van Mieris, *Music-lesson; Rembrandt, “Anna
Weymer, mother of Burgomaster Six (4641). On the table are two draw-
ings by Rembrandt, sketches for the above-mentioned portrait of Jan Six
and for the well-known engraving of 1647. Fine furniture. — CorRIpor.
Artus Quellin, "Marble bust of Professor Nic. Tulp (1658; p. 323); Gov.
Flinck, Margareta Tulp, daughter of the professor, wife of Jan Six (1656).
— Haut. Méierenelt, Por'rai!, supposed to be of the father of Hugo Grotius;
P. Saenredam, Church of St. Bayo at Haarlem; C. van der Voort, Prof. Ni
Tulp; F. Bol, Dead child (1659); P. Saenredam, The Buurkerk at Utrect
Paul Potter, *Equestrian portrait of Dirck Tulp (1653). Round Delft tiles.
— Dintnc-Room. @. Terburg, *The letter-writer; A. van Ostade, *Fish-
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