Ryks Museum. AMSTERDAM. 43. Route. 379
h coast (4859); 133. W. Diaz, Nymph and Cupid (4854); 81. Ary
Christus Consolator (Luke 4837); *480. A. Decamps, Town in
or (1816); 153. A. Calame, Landscape; 457. A. Pettenkofen, Gipsy
the potter (1843). — 125. Rosa Bonheur,
In the radiating frames are modern and ancient drawings,
in Amsterdam. — In the Corripor are modern
1, Leys, J. Bosboom, and others. —
Rubens. Th. Géricault, Raft of the
The WALLOON ORPHANAGE ( Walenweeshuis; P1.49, E,5), at the
corner of the Prinsen-Gracht and Vyzel-Gracht, deserves a visit on
aceount of the regent-pieces by B. van der Helst, W. Vaillant, and
A, van den Tempel
The most important streets in the S. quarter of the town are
the uTsoHE Strat (Pl. H, F, 4, 5), leading from
the Rembrandt-Plein (p. 377) to the Frederiks-Plein, the Vyszel-
Straat (Pl. B, 4, 5), and the Lermscuz Srraat (PI. D, 4, 5), lead-
ine from the Konings-Plein to the Leidsche Plein (see below).
In the yERIKS-PLEIN (PI. F, 5) is the Paleis voor Volksvlyt
(‘Palace of Industry’), a glass and iron structure by Cornelis Outs-
hoorn, with a dome, 190 ft. high surmounted by a statue of Victory,
and ahall, capable of containing 6000 visitors, for exhibitions,
and theatrical performances (see p. 365). Behind the
3 agarden, round which runs a covered Gallery, with shops,
café, etc. — The adjacent Hooge Sluis (P\. F, 5) commands pretty
views of the Amstel. Tramway to the Zoological Garden, see p. 360
~ “From the Frederiks-Plein the Wetering - Schans (Pl. E, D, 5)
is to the W., passing near the Ryks Museum (see below), to the
busy Lersouz Pein (Pl. D, 5), an important tramway-centre. The
Stads Schouwburg (p. 364) here, constructed in 1890-94, is entirely
of stone and iron. — To the S.W. we may proceed by the Singel-
Gracht (p. 369), along the Stadhouders-Kade (1.), and past the
Vondel Park (p. 405) to the Ryks Museum.
d. The Ryks Museum.
s (p. 865): Nos. 2 & 3 as far as the Hobbema-Straat; No. 4
section of the Vyzel-Straat and the Wetering-Schans.
to the int
The *Ryks Museum (Pl. D, B, 6), an imposing brick and stone
building covering nearly 3 acres of ground, was erected in 1877-85
from the plans of P. J. H. Cuypers in the Dutch Renaissance style
of the first half of the 16th century. The Princrpan Fagapr (N.) is
turned towards the Stadhouders-Kade. The sculptures with which
jt is adorned are by Frans Vermeylen of Louvain and Bart van Hove
of Amsterdam. The central gable, which is flanked by towers, is
surmounted by a statue of Victory by Vermeylen. The alto-relief
above the archway contains an allegorical figure of the Netherlands,
receiving the homage of the Dutch artists. The figures in encaustic
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