Close Examination: paintings index

Close Examination: Fakes, Mistakes and Discoveries showcases some of the most intriguing stories behind paintings in the Gallery, exploring the ways in which advances in scholarship and technology can reveal the misconceptions of the past.

The paintings are presented here by century. Explore the paintings by theme

15th century

Follower of Robert Campin: 'The Virgin and Child before a Firescreen'
The Virgin and Child before a Firescreen
Follower of Robert Campin

about 1440

Portrait of Alexander Mornauer,'Master of the Mornauer Portrait'
Portrait of Alexander Mornauer
Master of the Mornauer Portrait

about 1464–88

Paolo Uccello, 'Saint George and the Dragon'
Saint George and the Dragon
Paolo Uccello

about 1470

Sandro Botticelli: 'Saint Francis of Assisi with Angels'
Saint Francis of Assisi with Angels
Sandro Botticelli

about 1475–80

Andrea del Verrocchio, 'The Virgin and Child with Two Angels'
The Virgin and Child with Two Angels
Andrea del Verrocchio and assistant (Lorenzo di Credi)

about 1476–8

Matteo di Giovanni: 'Christ Crowned with Thorns
Christ Crowned with Thorns
Matteo di Giovanni

1480–95

Sandro Botticelli: 'Venus and Mars'
Venus and Mars
Sandro Botticelli

about 1485

Workshop of Giovanni Bellini: 'A Dominican, with the Attributes of Saint Peter Martyr'
Albrecht Dürer 'The Painter's Father'
The Painter's Father
Albrecht Dürer

1497

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16th century

Italian, Florentine 'An Allegory'
An Allegory
Italian, Florentine

about 1500

Hugo van der Goes,'The Virgin and Child ('The Madonna with the Iris')'
The Death of the Virgin
After Hugo van der Goes

probably after 1500

Albrecht Dürer, 'Saint George and the Dragon'
The Virgin and Child ('The Madonna with the Iris')
Workshop of Albrecht Dürer

about 1500–10

Giorgione 'Il Tramonto (The Sunset)'
Il Tramonto (The Sunset)
Giorgione

1506–10

Italian, North 'Woman at a Window'
Woman at a Window
Italian, North

probably 1510–30

Dosso Dossi 'A Man embracing a Woman'
A Man embracing a Woman
Dosso Dossi

probably about 1524

Jan Gossaert 'The Virgin and Child'
The Virgin and Child
Jan Gossaert

1527

Michiel Coxcie 'A Man with a Skull'
A Man with a Skull
Attributed to Michiel Coxcie

about 1560 or later

Paolo Veronese 'The Rape of Europa'
The Rape of Europa
Paolo Veronese

about 1570

Pietro Perugino 'The Baptism of Christ'
The Baptism of Christ
After Pietro Perugino

probably late 16th or early 17th century

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17th century

Pieter Bruegel the Elder 'Landscape: A River among Mountains'
Landscape: A River among Mountains
Imitator of Pieter Bruegel the Elder

about 1600

Pietro Perugino 'The Baptism of Christ'
The Baptism of Christ
Attributed to Sassoferrato, after Pietro Perugino

about 1630–50

The Le Nain Brothers , 'Four Figures at a Table '
Four Figures at a Table
The Le Nain Brothers

about 1643

Rembrandt 'The Adoration of the Shepherds'
The Adoration of the Shepherds
Studio of Rembrandt

1646

Rembrandt 'An Old Man in an Armchair'
An Old Man in an Armchair
Follower of Rembrandt

1650s

Pieter de Hooch 'A Man with Dead Birds, and Other Figures, in a Stable'
A Man with Dead Birds, and Other Figures, in a Stable
Frans van Mieris the Elder

about 1663

Frans van Mieris the Elder 'A Woman in a Red Jacket Feeding a Parrot '
A Young Woman feeding a Parrot
Frans van Mieris the Elder

about 1663

Frans van Mieris the Elder 'A Woman in a Red Jacket Feeding a Parrot '
A Young Woman feeding a Parrot
Frans van Mieris the Elder

1663

Italian 'A Dead Soldier'
A Dead Soldier
Italian

17th century

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18th century to 20th century

Francesco Guardi,'Venice: Entrance to the Cannaregio'
Venice: Entrance to the Cannaregio
Imitator of Francesco Guardi

probably 19th century

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 'Winter Landscape'
Winter Landscape
Caspar David Friedrich

probably 1811

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, 'The Roman Campagna, with the Claudian Aqueduct '
The Roman Campagna, with the Claudian Aqueduct
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

probably 1826

Gustave Courbet 'Self Portrait (L'Homme à la Ceinture de Cuir)'
Self Portrait
After Gustave Courbet

after 1880

Francesco Francia, 'The Virgin and Child with an Angel'
The Virgin and Child with an Angel
After Francesco Francia

probably second half of the 19th century

Italian, 'Portrait Group'
Portrait Group
Italian

early 20th century

Umberto Giunti, 'Madonna of the Veil'
The Madonna of the Veil
Umberto Giunti

1920–9

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