The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national library with a collection consisting of 1 million objects, dedicated to arts, crafts, and history from the years 1200 to 2000. Around 8000 objects are currently on display in the museum and some 125,000 high-resolution images are available through its online collections with plans to add another 40,000 images per year until the entire collection of one million works is available. Digitised works are available free of restrictions, with the additional opportunity to create products using the images via their innovative Rijkstudio feature. Visit Rijksmuseum site OUR CONTENT FROM RIJKSMUSEUM

The Spinning Sow (1673)

17th-century Dutch engraving showing a team of pigs spinning cotton, while in the corner a woman — who’d normally be associated with the work — sleeps….more

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