Virtually explore the Mauritshuis with Smarthistory as your guide
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Virtue, or vice? This seated woman is an icon of domesticity, but the man’s money may tempt her away from work.
This enigmatic character study was dubbed the “Dutch Mona Lisa.” The turban and pearl add a touch of the exotic.
70 percent of this landscape is sky. The church orients us, but weather adds specificity and dynamism.
With its animation and naturalism, this canvas launched Rembrandt’s career as a portrait painter.