The Rijksmuseum

by tiresomemoi


While visiting the Rijksmuseum last week I found myself drawn to feet and hands. I’m not sure why but I was. So here I offer feet and hands and some fruit for good measure.


Ferdinand Bol, Portrait of Elizabeth Bas

Elizabeth Bas


Johannes Verspronck, Portrait of Maria van Strijp

Maria van Strijp


Johannes Verspronck, Portrait of a girl dressed in blue

girl dressed in blue


Caesar Boetius van Everdingen, A young woman warming her hands over a brazier

warming her hands


Rembrandt Haremensz van Rijn, Portrait of Johannes Wtenbogaert

Johannes Wtenbogaert


Bartholomeus van der Helst, Portrait of Gerard Bicker

Gerard Bicker


Rembrandt Haremensz van Rijn, Isaac and Rebecca

Isaac and Rebecca


Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid

The Milkmaid


Bartholomeus van der Helst, Banquet in celebration of the Treaty of Münster

van der Helst, orangeSeven faces, Six hands


van der Helst, gold bowWho doesn’t love gold slippers?


van der Helst, socksIt’s really all about the socks.


Jan Davidsz de Heem, Festoon of fruits and flowers

fruits and flowers


The Rijksmuseum* gets an A for access. The entrance is flat, the elevator is roomy, and the restrooms are spacious and clean.

*Currently only a small portion of the museum is open. The full museum will reopen in 2013.