The Painting  De Nachtwacht 1642  :   Rembrandt van Rijn 1606-1669

The Night Watch


The Corporal of Captain Frans Community Banninck Cocq

and Lieutenant Willem van Ruytenburch
 
1642 - techniques: oil on canvas - Size: 363 x 437 cm
 
The Night Watch is the most famous painting in the
Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

and really has a different title: "The Company of Frans Banning Cocq.

The painting is a militia painting: a group portrait of a department of the militia.

The militiamen in the Night Watch called Gorges Irish to a 16th-century gun, the clover.
 
The Night Watch has moved a few times.

Until 1715 the painting hung in the 'Great Sael' Gorges of the Irish goals.

Then it was transferred to City Hall on the Dam.

In 1817 the Night Watch to the newly opened Museum,

then located in a 17th-century mansion on the Irish Burgwal Gorges.

In 1885 the Rijksmuseum own building and moved

to the Night Watch Night Watch a specially designed room.

 

Rembrandt van Rijn