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the most eminent professors of medicine'at Amsterdam in the
17-18th cent, and the contemporary members of the Surgeons'
Guild, for whose guild-halls the pictures were painted. The cele¬
brated work of Rembrandt, described at pp. 246, 247, is the most
important spécimen of this class of paintings. — 1442. C. Troost,
Lecture on anatomy ; 1155. Quinckhard, Présidents ofthe Surgeons'
Guild; 1109. A. Pietersz, 336. Elias, Lectures; 38. Jan de Baen,
Dead bodies of the brothers De Witt at the gallows (see p. 252) ;
1250. Rembrandt, Fragment of an anatomical pièce, three-quarters
of which were destroyed by fire in 1723 ; the body is strongly fore-
shortened.—766. Th. 'de Keyser, Lecture; 1443. Troost, 150. Boo-
nen, 1154. Quinckhard, Présidents of the Guild of Surgeons. —We
leave this room by the same door as we entered, and turn to the
right into the —
Portrait Room (No. 214). The portraits, which begin in the
passage, are chiefiy interesting for their subjects and the costumes
Many of them were bequeathed by Baroness Bicker in 1878. — To
the right, 818, 819. Lairesse, Allégories; 1435. D. van Toi, Por¬
trait; 865, 866. Liotard, Hendrick Bicker and his wife; 1524. A.
van de Venue, Frederick V. of Bohemia and his wife at the chase
(in grisaille) ; 1276. Sandrart, Eva Bicker ; 1025. C. Netscher, Agatha
Bicker; 999. Musscher, Maria Schaep; 1456. Vaillant, Jacoba Bicker;
511. C. H. Hodges, 1082. Ovens, Portraits; *930. Mierevelt, Jan van
Oldenbarnevelt; 1024. C. Netscher, J. J. Backer; 1276. Sandrart,
Portrait ; 679. W. van Honthorst, Stadtholder William II. of Orange;
384. W. de Geest, Count Henry Casimir of Nassau; 670, 671. Hont¬
horst, Stadtholder Frederick Henry of Orange and his wife ; *469.
B. van der Helst, Princess Maria Henrietta Stuart, widow of Wil¬
liam II. (an important work) ; 921. Mierevelt, Stadtholder William I.
of Orange ; 383. W. de Geest, Count Ernest Casimir of Nassau ; 922.
Mierevelt, Prince Philip William of Orange.
**1247. Rembrandt, Directors of the Guild of the Clothmakers
('de Staalmeesters', literally 'stamp-masters'), 1661.
Four of the directors are sitting at a table covered with an Oriental
cloth, while a flfth appears to be rising impatiently from his seat. In the
background is a servant of the guild. Notwithstanding the simplicity of
the colours, the prevailing brown hue of the picture, and the absence
of strong light, the master has succeeded in producing what may be
termed his usual poetry of colour, combined with the most life-like
lidelity. Compared with thèse heads, the neighbouring portraits appear
cold and lifeless. Comp. also p. lv.
924. Mierevelt, Stadtholder Prince Fred. Henry of Orange ; 1623.
A. van de Venne, Princes Maurice and Fred.fHenry of Orange ; 1291.
G. Schalcken, William III. of Orange, King of England; 672. Hont¬
horst, William II. of Orange ; 558. Dutch School, Amalia van Solms,
wife of Fred. Henry of Orange (see above); 680. Honthorst, Princes
William the Silent, Maurice, Fred. Henry, William II., and Wil¬
liam III. (when a child) ; 1520. Van de Venne, Prince Maurice of
Orange, Frederick V. of the Palatinate, and other Orange princes;