268 Route 40. AMSTERDAM. Private Collections.
Entrance Room. To the right: 156. Lindlar, Lake of Lucerne.
Landscapes by Andr. Schelfhout (1787-1870), who is represented in this
collection by 14 works, W. Roelofs (b. 1822), and Barend Corn. Koekkoek
(1803-62), of whose pictures the museum possesses six. Architectural work
by Comelis Springer (b. 1817). Sea-pieces and coast-scenes by /. Christ.
Scholel, Herm. Koekkoek (younger brother of the landscape painter), who is
well represented here, Theod. Gudin (Paris, 1802-80), and others.
Principal Room. Above the door, portrait of the founder. To the
left: 147. L. E. Meissonier (b. 1811), The death-bed; 108. Eug. Verboeck-
hoven (p. 66), Sheep; 139. Gudin, Morning at sea; 80. Ary Scheffer (p. 304),
Exiled Greeks; 103. Corn,. Springer, Market at Haarlem; 58. H. Leys
(p. 120), Flemish tavern; 47. B. C. Koekkoek, Village in a wooded land¬
scape, probably his best picture here; 27. L. Gallait (p. 66), Gipsy-woman
resting; 95. Schelfhout, The Dunes, a good landscape; 153. Al. Calame
(1810-63), Rocky landscape; 38. N. de Keyser (p. 120), Francis I. of France
in the house of Benvenuto Cellini. —81. Ary Scheffer, Christus Consolator,
a large picture, well-known from engravings and photographs (p. 304);
136. Eug. Fichel (pupil of P. Delaroche), Visit to a studio; 131. A. J.
Decamps (Paris, 1803-60), Flock of sheep; 14. Bosboom (b. 1817), Bakeness
Church at Haarlem. — 152. Achenbach (b. 1815), Water-mill; 129. Decamps,
Turkish school; 37. Ten Kate (b. 1822), Beggar boy and young nobleman in
church; 104. Springer, Briel; 41. Jan Kobell (1782-1814), Dutch landscape;
15. Bosboom, Administration of the Sacrament in the Groote Kerk at
Utrecht; 142. Guillemin (Paris, b. 1812), Visiting the poor; 116. Waldorp,
Drawbridge; 140. Gudin, Spanish coast; 59. Madou (p. 66), Poacher
detected; 124. Rosa Bonheur, Team of horses; 141. Gudin, Scottish coast.
The following rooms chiefly contain pencil and crayon drawings and
coloured sketches, of which the museum possesses a large number, both
by ancient and by modern masters. Some of those by modern artists
(Bellangi, Gudin, Delaroche, Gallait, Leys, Ten Kate, Koekkoek, and others)
are exhibited in frames. Those by earlier masters (Dow, A. van Ostade,
A. van de Velde, Van Dyck, etc), the remainder of the modern works, and
the 'Atlas van Amsterdam', bequeathed to the city by M. Splitgerber in
1879, are willingly shown on application to the 'Museum Bewaarder' (fee
1 fl., devoted to charitable purposes).
Private Collections. The best is the *Collection of Herr J.
P. Six, Heerengracht 511, N. side, by the Vijzelstraat (PL E, 5),
part of the celebrated gallery of the Six van Hillegom family.
The other part came by inheritance into the hands of the Van Loon
family, and was sold at Paris in 1877 for a sum 1,500,000 florins.
Amateurs are kindly admitted to the Six collection on sending
their visiting-card. Visitors give a small fee or a contribution for
a charitable purpose (see p.xxvi).
The names of a few of the more important works are given here.
Ante-Room : P. Potter, Equestrian portrait; Aart van der Neer, Moonlight
scene. — Dining Room: Terburg, Girl writing; L. Bakhuizen, Two sea-
pieces; Unknown Artist, Portrait of Professor Nic. Tulp (p. 223); Gov.
Flinck, Isaac blessing Jacob; Two 'Miniatures of 1655, perhaps by Rem¬
brandt (?), representing Six, afterwards burgomaster, and for many years
a friend and patron of Rembrandt, and his wife Margaretha Tulp, daughter
of the professor, in the year of their marriage.
Principal Room. To the right: "Rembrandt, Portrait of Burgomaster
Six, the head completed, the rest broadly sketched in a masterly manner
(1656); opposite, "Rembrandt, Anna Six, mother of the burgomaster, at
the age of 57 (1641). — Adjoining the first picture: Jan Steen, Girl
eating oysters; A. van de Velde, View of Scheveningen; Berck-Heyde, The
Heerengracht in the middle of the 17th cent.; works by Schalcken, Netscher,
Lingelbach; Potter, Cattle-piece, with a milk-girl washing a pail in the
foreground (1647); G. Dow, Girl at a window with a basket of fruit;
Frans Hals, Portrait of a man; Nic. Maes, A child of the Six family;