Collection overview

17th century

Caravaggio, Rubens, Poussin, Van Dyck, Velázquez, Claude, Rembrandt, Cuyp, Vermeer

While some artists of this period looked to the art of the past for inspiration, they always imparted their own style, from the flamboyant to the austere. Religious subjects were treated in novel ways to engage the emotions of the viewer.

In the Netherlands, specialist painters of still lifes, landscapes and scenes of everyday life – from elegant social gatherings to lively scenes in taverns – enjoyed great popularity.

Next: 18th- to early 20th-century paintings

Velázquez, The Toilet of Venus ('The Rokeby Venus'), 1647-51
Velázquez, The Toilet of Venus (The Rokeby Venus), 1647-51 

 

Selected masterpieces from the collection

Sandro Botticelli: 'Venus and Mars'
Venus and Mars
Sandro Botticelli
Giovanni Bellini: 'The Doge Leonardo Loredan'
Doge Leonardo Loredan
Giovanni Bellini
Leonardo da Vinci: 'The Virgin of the Rocks'
The Virgin of the Rocks
Leonardo da Vinci
The Supper at Emmaus
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio
Joseph Mallord William Turner: 'The Fighting Temeraire'
The Fighting Temeraire
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres: 'Madame Moitessier'
Madame Moitessier
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Vincent van Gogh
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