Fodor Museum. AMSTERDAM. 40. Route. 267
masterpiece. *48. Hobbema, House and barn to the right, with a
group of trees and a hedge, all reflected in a piece of water in the
foreground, a smaller, but finer picture than the mill (No. 47).
51. P. de Hooch, Mother and child, with a servant sweeping out a
lobby; 148. Wynants, Landscape (1669). — 13-15. Berck-Heyde,
Views of Amsterdam; 157. Spanish School, Knight and squire.
Room II. To the right: 107. J. Steen, Festival of the Epiphany,
5. L. Bakhuizen, Dutch coast; 72. Fr. van Mieris the Elder, The
bird escaped; 59. DeKeyser(T), Old man; 146. J. Wynants, Land¬
scape; *98. J. van Ruysdael, Northern landscape; *43. F. Hals,
Old woman (1639); 109. J. Steen, Man and woman drinking; 90,
91. P. Potter, Horses and cattle pasturing (1649-51); between the
last two, 31. G. Dow, Old woman with a clasp ; 199. A. van Dyck,
Portrait of Luberti, organist of Groningen; 133. Ary de Vois,
Fisherman smoking; 17. Job Berck-Heyde, Ruins of the Chateau of
Egmont (p. 282); 71. Mich. Mierevelt, Portrait of P. C. Hooft, the
poet; 132. J. Victors, Pork-butcher; 81. Aart van der Neer, Winter
landscape with skaters.
66. N. Maes, Portrait of J. de Witt; 73, 74. Fr. van Mieris
the Younger, Grocer and druggist; 44. Dirk Hals, Lady playing
on the piano; 85. C. Netscher, A councillor of Amsterdam.
None of the following modern pictures are of great importance.
The artists represented include Ten Kate, Hildebrand, Krusemann
(No. 177, The poets of Holland in the 17th cent., Joost van den
Vondel, P. C. Hooft, and Anna Visscher in the centre, with Cats
and Huygens on the left), Koekkoek, H. Leys, P. van Schendel,
Schotel, Verschuur, and Calame.
The Oudemannenhuis also contains the small collection of the Society
for the Encouragement of Modern Art, consisting of 25 pictures by modern
Dutch artists. Visitors are admitted on the introduction of a member of
the society (M. Eeghen, Heerengracht 495, or M. Sillen, Heerengracht 577).
In the Botermarkt, now called Rembrandtsplein (PL F, 5)
rises the Statue of Rembrandt (PL 61), in bronze, designed by
Royer, and erected in 1852. Rembrandt's dwelling-house, seep. 274.
— The Reguliers-Breestraat, to the W. of the Rembrandtsplein,
passes the Munt Toren (PL adjacent to k; E, 5), a tower dating
from the beginning of the 17th cent., and leads to the Kalverstraat.
The Rembrandtsplein is adjoined on the S. by the Thorbecke-
plein, embellished with a statue, by Leenhoff, of Joh. Rud. Thor-
becke (d. 1872; PL 75; F, 5), long the leader of the liberal party
in Holland, and three times in office as a minister.
TheTodor Museum (PL 47; F, 5), Keizersgracht 609, was
founded by a wealthy merchant of that name (d. 1860). It con¬
sists of a valuable collection of paintings by ancient and modern
masters, preserved in a building erected and maintained with funds
left by the donor for the purpose (admission, see p. 252 ; catalogue
25 c. ; the pictures bear the names of the artists).