This photograph shows the modern depiction of Sinterklaas and his helpers
by Jan Schenkman, 1850. The Dutch traditions of today stem largely from a children’s book
The Arrival of St. Nicholas,” by Dutch artist Gebroeders van Lier
This colorful illustration from 1822, which translates as “folk print of St. Nicholas on horseback
Bishop Niklass, Saint of Children on Horse
In Sint-Niklaas als Geschenk Heilige, “with holy gifts”, a woodcut by Dutch artist F. Povel in 1798, “Sint-Niklaas” is once again
Sinter Klass (P. Servaas, 1766). This 1766 woodcut created by P. Servaas appears to be the earliest depiction of Sinterklaas riding a
The garments on this illustration of “Sint Nikolaas” by Dutch artist R. Koene in 1760
This illustration, produced the same year as Sint Nicolaas, Goet Heylig Man, is titled Sinter Klaas because of the Dutch ban on celebration of St. Nicholas’ Day, a Catholic holiday, following the Protestant Reformation.
ear 1750. This is one of the earliest depictions of Sint Nicolaas, “Good Holy Man”, in the Netherlands.