Masterpieces of the Golden Age

Selected paintings from the Dutch Golden Age

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The Dutch Golden Age

Collage of Night watch, Little street, Milkmaid, Laughing boy and Feast of St. Nicholas.

In the 17th century, the Dutch republic became an economic and military superpower. It was also an era in which Dutch science and arts blossomed. This era is usually referred to as the Dutch Golden Age.

All art forms flourished in this era, but the Golden Age is especially remembered for its painters. Artists like Rembrandt, Johannes (or Jan) Vermeer, Jan Steen, Paulus Potter and Frans Hals painted their masterpieces in Holland in the 17th century.

Masterpieces of the Golden Age

1612 Pieter Lastman Entombment of Christ
1625 Frans Hals Laughing boy
1625 Frans Hals Jester with a lute
1626 Frans Hals Young man holding a skull (Vanitas)
1630 Frans Hals Gypsy girl
1632 Rembrandt van Rijn Anatomy lesson
1642 Rembrandt van Rijn Night watch
1643 Rembrandt van Rijn Christ healing the sick
1645 Aelbert Cuyp The Maas at Dordrecht in a storm
1647 Paulus Potter The bull
1650 Aelbert Cuyp The large Dort
1651 Carel Fabritius Girl with a broom
1654 Carel Fabritius The goldfinch
1657 Johannes Vermeer Girl reading a letter at an open window
1658 Johannes Vermeer The little street
1658 Johannes Vermeer Milkmaid
1660 Jan Steen The idlers
1661 Johannes Vermeer View of Delft
1663 Jan Steen Self-portrait as a lutenist
1665 Johannes Vermeer Girl with a pearl earring
1665 Rembrandt van Rijn Self portrait with two circles
1665 Jan Steen The feast of St. Nicholas
1667 Rembrandt van Rijn Jewish bride
1668 Jan Steen The merry family
1669 Johannes Vermeer The lacemaker