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Did you know the Rijksmuseum has almost 400 Indian miniatures in its collection? Many of these miniatures were gifts by the Great Mogul to western envoys.

On this miniature you see a woman and a peacock. The peacock is fascinated by her jewelry.

Woman with a Peacock, anonymous, 1795 – 1805 (detail). Gift of P. Formijne, Amsterdam

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This week we went behind the scenes to report on the installation of a peculiar flower pagoda (Delft, c. 1700). The pagoda is on a generous loan from museum Paleis Het Loo.
It is a variation on the flower pyramids owned by Mary II Stuart, consort to William III and consists of a curious mix of Asian and Western elements.
Now on show in Gallery 2.22.
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In the paintings conservation studio, our colleague Anna is researching all the paintings by Pieter de Hooch in the Rijksmuseum collection. This research is expected to yield new insights into art-historical and technical aspects of the life and work of the Dutch master. The research is in collaboration with Museum Prinsenhof Delft. In 2019, the results will be presented in Museum Prinsenhof Delft’s exhibition and catalogue about Pieter de Hooch.

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You’re never too old to have fun in the fountain
Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo @roomofideas
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Windmills at sunset😍

Windmills near Rotterdam, Johan Barthold Jongkind, 1857. J.B.A.M. Westerwoudt Bequest, Haarlem

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Through June 3rd, The Rijksmuseum shows 26 original prints by Dutch photographer Ed van der Elsken in the Photo Gallery, marking the donation by film director Jan de Bont and his wife Trish Reeves de Bont of their collection to the museum
Ed van der Elsken. ‘Chinpira’, Young Yakuza Thugs Dressed as Gangsters, Osaka, 1960.
Gift from Jan and Trish de Bont through the King Baudouin Foundation, United States, 2017.
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Going out tonight? This painting shows a party 17th century-style.

You see people having fun, enjoying music. Two men just entered the room. They brought their partridge and hare. A little strange for a party but in the 17th century it would
have been obvious to the viewer: the men are ‘hunting’ for love.


Gallant Company, Pieter Codde, 1633. Purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt and the Rijksmuseum-Stichting

Exactly five years ago, the Rijksmuseum opened its doors to the world. Today we look back on what has happened since (a lot!), but also what was going on behind the scenes just before the opening. Enjoy!
Photos by Arie de Leeuw, Erik Smits and Vincent Mentzel
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This woodblock print gives us a wonderful view of an orchard with plum blossoms against a bright red sky. Through the branches of a plum tree, you see people enjoying a picnic.

The Plum Garden at Kameido Shrine, Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1857 (detail)

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Thanks for sharing this beautiful photo @sambit.k.p
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Govert Flinck’s (1615-1660) style was at first extremely close to that of Rembrandt. His early works are so similar that collectors once bought them as Rembrandts. He produced portraits and history paintings, much like Rembrandt. It was only later that he moved towards the smooth, elegant style of Bartholomeus van der Helst.

Rembrandt as Shepherd with Staff and Flute, Govert Flinck, 1636

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Happy b-day to Eadweard Muybridge, born #otd in 1830.

While Muybridge initially limited his studies of motion to a horse galloping, he later branched out and experimented with other animals and people.
This resulted in the publication of Animal Locomotion in 1887, which included 781 plates of moving horses, elephants, lions, storks, other animals, and people.
He had them walk, run, and fly a fixed track, and set up banks of cameras to record their motion.

Man Making Various Movements, Eadweard Muybridge, 1885 – 1886. Purchased with the support of the VSBfonds, 1997.

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