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anoniem | Portrait of Adriaen Paets, Director of the Rotterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company, elected 1703, attributed to Pieter van der Werff, 1703 - 1722 | Portret van Adriaen Paets (1657-1712), gekozen in 1703. Buste in ovaal naar rechts, het gelaat aanziend.. Onderdeel van een reeks portretten van de bewindhebbers van de Rotterdamse Kamer van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, vervaardigd voor het Nieuw Oost-Indisch Huis uit 1698 aan de Boompjes te Rotterdam.

anoniem | Portrait of Adriaen Paets, Director of the Rotterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company, elected 1703, attributed to Pieter van der Werff, 1703 - 1722 | Portret van Adriaen Paets (1657-1712), gekozen in 1703. Buste in ovaal naar rechts, het gelaat aanziend.. Onderdeel van een reeks portretten van de bewindhebbers van de Rotterdamse Kamer van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie, vervaardigd voor het Nieuw Oost-Indisch Huis uit 1698 aan de Boompjes te Rotterdam.

Treasure from Gujarat (western India).                    It was presented by the director- general of the Dutch East India Company in Batavia (now Jakarta) to the stadtholder of the Netherlands.                                                                      Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (around 1750).

Treasure from Gujarat (western India). It was presented by the director- general of the Dutch East India Company in Batavia (now Jakarta) to the stadtholder of the Netherlands. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (around 1750).

Portrait of Pieter Cornelis Hasselaer, Adviser to the Dutch East India Company and Burgomaster of Amsterdam, with his Family, George van der Mijn, 1763 - Rijksmuseum

Portrait of Pieter Cornelis Hasselaer, Adviser to the Dutch East India Company and Burgomaster of Amsterdam, with his Family, George van der Mijn, 1763 - Rijksmuseum

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665 - Rijksmuseum

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665 - Rijksmuseum

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665 - Rijksmuseum

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665 - Rijksmuseum

The Arms of the Dutch East India Company and of the Town of Batavia, Jeronimus Becx (II), 1651 - Rijksmuseum

The Arms of the Dutch East India Company and of the Town of Batavia, Jeronimus Becx (II), 1651 - Rijksmuseum

"Portrait of Pieter Cornelis Hasselaer, Adviser to the Dutch East India Company and Burgomaster of Amsterdam, with his Family," George van der Mijn, 1763; Rijksmuseum SK-A-1360

Portrait of Pieter Cornelis Hasselaer, Adviser to the Dutch East India Company and Burgomaster of Amsterdam, with his Family, George van der Mijn, 1763 - Rijksmuseum

Portrait of Willem van Hogendorp, Director of the Rotterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company, elected 1692, Anonymous, 1700 - 1749 ~ can you imagine if such a man wore such a wig today?

Portrait of Willem van Hogendorp, Director of the Rotterdam Chamber of the Dutch East India Company, elected Anonymous, 1700 - 1749 ~ can you imagine if such a man wore such a wig today?

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665 - Rijksmuseum

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665 - Rijksmuseum

Rocking Cradle, anonymous (Dutch East India Company), ca. 1650 - ca. 1700, ebony and ivory, h 89cm 135cm × W × D 63cm. Courtesy the Rijksmuseum

Rocking Cradle, anonymous (Dutch East India Company), ca. 1650 - ca. ebony and ivory, h × W × D Courtesy the Rijksmuseum

"Portrait of Isaac Sweers, Chief Officer of Amsterdam and Governor of the Dutch East India Company," Cornelis Troost, 1730-1740; Rijksmuseum SK-A-1608

Portrait of Isaac Sweers, Chief Officer of Amsterdam and Governor of the Dutch East India Company, Cornelis Troost, 1730 - 1740 - Rijksmuseum

Portrait of Gustaaf Willem, Baron van Imhoff, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company, Jan Maurits Quinkhard, 1742 - Rijksmuseum

Portrait of Gustaaf Willem, Baron van Imhoff, Governor-General of the Dutch East India Company, Jan Maurits Quinkhard, 1742 - Rijksmuseum

This necklace was made around 1750, in Gujarat (western India). It was presented by the director- general of the Dutch East India Company in Batavia (now Jakarta) to the stadtholder of the Netherlands. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

This necklace was made around 1750, in Gujarat (western India). It was presented by the director- general of the Dutch East India Company in Batavia (now Jakarta) to the stadtholder of the Netherlands. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.

Paulus Verschuur served seven terms as burgomaster of Rotterdam and was also a director of the East India Company. A bust-length portrait of Verschuur, based on the Museum's picture, is one of thirty-five identified portraits formerly in the New East India House in Rotterdam and now in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Despite Hals's reputation for conviviality, his mature portraits are often sober and restrained in all but their brushwork. This may have influenced Verschuur's choice of the artist…

"Paulus Verschuur" by Frans Hals at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (Dutch Baroque Realism)

In 1602 the Dutch East India Company was established.  Throughout the 17th century the Dutch Republic was the center of finance and commerce in Europe.

1602 Trade with the East: VOC - Timeline Dutch History - Explore the collection - Rijksmuseum

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665

The Trading Post of the Dutch East India Company in Hooghly, Bengal, Hendrik van Schuylenburgh, 1665 - Rijksmuseum

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