Images of Armenians from the Dutch National Museum

Images of Armenians from the Dutch National MuseumRecently, the Dutch national museum has published the digitized versions of their exhibits. Interestingly, they contain images from the Dutch colonial era depicting Armenians.

On the images, we can see, for example, Armenian merchants in the Netherlands, as well their life in the Ottoman Empire.

Some depictions portray prosperity while others represent tragedy, evidencing Armenian prosecutions hundreds of years before the Armenian Genocide.

Below, you can see a number of prints depicting Armenians from the Dutch collection. If you want to research the museum’s collection yourself, you could visit the website of Dutch national museum.

Source: PeopleOfAr

Horse from Armenia (Armenius), Hieronymus Wierix, after Jan van der Straet, c. 1583 – c. 1587
Armenian priests and Armenian bride and groom, by Bernard Picart, 1732
Garments of merchants in Constantinople, around 1580, by Abraham de Bruyn (1581)
Armenian lady by Stefano della Bella, 1620 – 1664
Coptic, Armenian and Chinese alphabets by, Jan Luyken, 1690
Turks stoning an Armenian boy, by Jan Luyken, 1682
Armenian child skinned alive by the Turk, Jan Luyken, 1681
Armenians attacked by rovers, Jan Luyken, 1682
Remembering of the dead by the Christian Armenian, Bernard Picart 1710-1730
Funeral of an Armenian bishop, Jan Luyken, 1681
Sculpture of an ancient Armenian prisoner, anonymous,1584
Georgia, Mingrelia, Circassia and Armenia, by, Jean-Charles Delafosse, 1768 – 1771
See here, oh dear children! People from the far east in their garments, Armenian merchant and other Armenians. For your pleasure, Lutkie & Cranenburg, 1848.
See here, oh dear children! People from the far east in their garments. For your pleasure, Lutkie & Cranenburg, 1848.
Interior of the Armenian church in Amsterdam, Caspar Jacobsz, Philips after Pieter Wagenaar II, 1783
Interior of the Armenian Apostolic church, Bernard Picart (workshop of), 1733
View of the Armenian church in Amsterdam, Hermanus Petrus Schouten, 1783


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