Civic Guards


The civic guard was a voluntary citizen militia, mostly grouped per district. Their intend was to protect the city in case of attack. The officers were wealthy citizens, appointed by the magistrates of the city.



Rembrandt
The Night Watch
1642

Frans Hals and Pieter Codde
The Meagre Company
1633-37

Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem
Feast of a Civic Guard
1583

Dirck Jacobsz.
Portrait of a Group of Guardsmen
1529

Cesar van Everdingen
Officers and Standard-Bearers of the Old Civic Guard
1657


Frans Hals
Officers and Sergeants of the St. Hadrian Civic Guard
1633

Bartholomeus van der Helst
The celebration of the Peace of Münster
1648

Frans Hals
Officers and Sergeants of the St. George Civic Guard
1639

Frans Hals
Banquet of the Officers of the St. Hadrian Civic Guard
c. 1626

Jan van Ravesteyn
The Officers and Guardsmen of the Orange Company of The Hague
1616


Frans Hals
Banquet of the Officers of the St. George Civic Guard
1627

Frans Hals
Banquet of the Officers of the St. George Civic Guard
1616

Hendrick Pot
Officers of the St. Hadrian Civic Guard
1630

Pieter Isaacsz.
Civic Guardsmen from the Company of Captain Jacob Gerritsz. Hoing and Lieutenant Wybrand Appelman
1596

Govert Flinck
Civic guardsmen of the company of captain Joan Huydecoper and lieutenant Frans van Waveren
1648


Thomas de Keyser
Officers and Other Civic Guardsmen of the IIIrd District of Amsterdam
1632

Govert Flinck
Company of Captain Albert Bas and Lieutenant Lucas Conyn
1645

Nicolaes Eliasz. Pickenoy
Banquet of civic guardsmen from the company of captain Jacob Backer and lieutenant Jacob Rogh
1632-34

Govert Flinck
Sketch for a Civic Guard group portrait
1648

Cornelis Anthonisz.
A Banquet for the Civic Guard
1533


Bartholomeus van der Helst
Militiamen of the Company of Captain Roelof Bicker and Lieutenant Jan Michielsz. Blaeuw
c. 1640-43

Aert Pietersz.
Civic Guardsmen from the Company of Captain Jan de Bisschop
1599

Jacob Adriaensz. Backer
The Civic Guard company of Captain Cornelis de graeff and Lieutenant Hendrick Lauwrensz
1642

Bartholomeus van der Helst
The headmen of the Longbow Civic Guard House
1653

Thomas de Keyser
Civic guardsmen from the company of captain Jacob Symonszn de Vries and lieutenant Dirck Jacobszn de Graeff
1633


Werner van den Valckert
Civic guardsmen of the company of Captain Albert Coenraetsz Burgh and Lieutenant Pieter Evertsz Hulft
1625

Dirck Jacobsz.
Guardsmen of Squad E of the Caliver Guild
1561

Dirck Jacobsz.
Guardsmen of Squad E of the Caliver Guild
1563

Paulus Moreelse
Officers and other civic guardsmen of the IIIrd District of Amsterdam, under the command of Captain Jacob Gerritsz. Hoyngh and Lieutenant Nanningh Florisz. Cloeck
1616

Cornelis Ketel
Company of Captain Dirck Jacobsz Rosecrans and Lieutenant Pauw
1588


Master of the Antwerp Family Portrait
Guardsmen of Squad F of the Caliver Guild
1557

Hendrick Goltzius
Five Officers, Study of a Banquet of the Civic Guard
c. 1600

Jacob Colijns
Drawing after Officers and Other Civic Guardsmen of the XIth District of Amsterdam, under the Command of Captain Geurt Dircksz. van Beuningen and Lieutenant Pieter Martensz. Hoeffijser
c. 1660

Attributed to Thomas de Keyser
Preparatory Drawing for the Officers and other civic guardsmen of the IIIrd District of Amsterdam, under the Command of Captain Allaert Cloeck and Lieutenant Lucas Jacobsz. Rotgans

Attributed to Thomas de Keyser
Preparatory Drawing for the Officers and other civic guardsmen of the IIIrd District of Amsterdam, under the Command of Captain Allaert Cloeck and Lieutenant Lucas Jacobsz. Rotgans