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Rijksmuseum (2)

Posted: May 10, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Some other artifacts from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam that caught my eye

Cannons captured in Java 1800

Cannons captured in Java 1800

Plate bearing the Arms of Amsterdam

Plate bearing the Arms of Amsterdam

Plate bearing the Arms of Gronigen

Plate bearing the Arms of Gronigen

Japanese Container in the form of a crane

Japanese Container in the form of a crane

Japanese Temple Guardian

Japanese Temple Guardian

Japanese Temple Guardian

Japanese Temple Guardian

Some more items from the Rijksmuseum collection

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During our recent trip to Amsterdam we went to the Rijksmuseum to see the collection of Art Nouveau.

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I love the designs and the colours. I guess it may have something to do do with my love of natural history and the nature themes of many art nouveau pieces

The Rijksmuseum is the national museum housing both a historical and art collection.

 

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The most famous painting in the museum is the Nightwatch by Rembrandt. But I chose the painting below as my favourite. It is a picture of the battle of Waterloo by Jan Willem Pienemann and shows the moment when the Duke of Wellington (the British Commander) hears that the Prussian army has arrived at Waterloo. This was the turning point of the battle which till then had been very even. Napoleon’s plan has relied on being able to keep the Prussians from making it to the battle before he had beaten the British and their allies but although it was a close run thing the French army failed to do this and the battle was lost.

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Rijksmuseum (2)

Posted: December 25, 2013 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Some other artifacts from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam that caught my eye

Cannons captured in Java 1800

Cannons captured in Java 1800

Plate bearing the Arms of Amsterdam

Plate bearing the Arms of Amsterdam

Plate bearing the Arms of Gronigen

Plate bearing the Arms of Gronigen

Japanese Container in the form of a crane

Japanese Container in the form of a crane

Japanese Temple Guardian

Japanese Temple Guardian

Japanese Temple Guardian

Japanese Temple Guardian

Some more items from the Rijksmuseum collection

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During our recent trip to Amsterdam we went to the Rijksmuseum to see the collection of Art Nouveau.

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I love the designs and the colours. I guess it may have something to do do with my love of natural history and the nature themes of many art nouveau pieces

During our recent visit to Amsterdam we visited the Rijksmuseum. This is the national museum housing both a historical and art collection.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam 09.12.2013
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Photo by frankfp47 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankfp47/)

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The most famous painting in the museum is the Nightwatch by Rembrandt

A more relaxed night-watch- by Rembrant (fake)
Photo by tutincommon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10647023@N04/)

But I chose the painting below as my favourite. It is a picture of the battle of Waterloo by Jan Willem Pienemann and shows the moment when the Duke of Wellington (the British Commander) hears that the Prussian army has arrived at Waterloo. This was the turning point of the battle which till then had been very even. Napoleon’s plan has relied on being able to keep the Prussians from making it to the battle before he had beaten the British and their allies but although it was a close run thing the French army failed to do this and the battle was lost.

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