The Real Housewives of the Rijksmuseum

Welkom to the Rijksmuseum. Home to the original art gallery girls, each with a bigger canvas than the next! But how do they all coexist under the same roof? The drama starts HERE!

“I may be a Milkmaid, but a night with me, will take you to the land of milk and honey.”

The Milkmaid, Vermeer, ca. 1660.


“Get your hands off my wine rhyton! I've had a bit to drink and I'm nowhere near done yet, and there’s more than one runt eyeing my precious cargo. God, where did the night end up? Can't remember a thing.”

Pandora, Barend Graat, 1676.

“I may have walked away with a lazy eye, but you should see the other broad.”

Portrait of Catharina Behaghel, Jacob Jordaens (I), 1635.


"Why do I feel so low? Is it the rejection by that former suitor? Finding out my piano teacher is engaged? Stupid little sister getting married first? Whatever, at least this outfit is on point. DAMN!"

Portrait of Mertijntje van Ceters, Anonymous, 1623.


“I’m an Idealised Shepherdess, but it’s the men who are dogs when they’re hounding me for a tête-à-teat.”

A Shepherdess, Paulus Moreelse, 1630.


“Who needs a divorce lawyer?”

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, 1524.


The Real Housewives of the Rijksmuseum hosts some of the most unaffordable and priceless women in art history, but they don’t need to intimidate us. After all, once upon a time they were either making a buck or trying to buy their portraits for the best deal possible! Today at The Public House of Art, we sell art online and in store that’s affordable for all, and the best bang for your buck. Like sinfully delectable portraits from artists like Jenny Boot who calls these women her inspiration. So why not buy some original artwork of your own, you might just be on the right track towards building your own (the next) Rijks. Happy collecting!


P.S. Pop into our store 31 March for an exclusive preview of new art! Come early and you won’t need to buy art online.