Image request


You can download low-resolution images via RKD Research, and high-resolution images if you have a subscription to RKD Research. These images come from RKDimages and RKDimages Lite. In some circumstances it is also possible to request scans of images in the archives or library.

Photographic credits

When using an image for publication you must credit the source in the manner set out below, either alongside the published image or by including it in the list of photographic credits: RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague.


Please use this form to order scans from books, journals or archival material. We will send you a 300ppi scan at a cost of €31.50 per scan. Standard delivery time is three to four weeks after payment. A fast delivery service is available which will deliver an order within three working days of payment. You can choose a large-format scan, made at a definition exceeding 300ppi A4, for example to enlarge a detail. Fast delivery orders and large format scans cost €77.50.


The RKD’s clients are themselves responsible for arranging copyright permission to distribute or republish images. For copyright works, permission must be sought from the rights holder. More information on copyright can be found on this page.

If you have any questions you can contact us via the contact form.