Room A: Paintings after 1600

This part of the Room A display includes paintings dating from the 17th century onwards. It highlights the variety of genres in which painters specialised during the period, such as landscape, still life, portraiture and history painting. Some paintings are grouped by theme or place of origin and can be appreciated in this context: for example, a group of Italian Baroque oil sketches, a wall of French 18th-century portraits and a selection of landscapes and marines from the Dutch Golden Age.

The later paintings on display underline the notable shift in subject matter towards nature and contemporary life in the 19th century. Paintings by artists associated with the Barbizon School emphasise the importance of landscape painting in France during this period, also evident in the works by Dutch and Belgian artists shown nearby. Further groups of portraits, genre scenes and still lifes highlight the very different approach to these subjects in the 19th century, and Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet’s four large battle scenes perfectly illustrate the romantic reinvention of this genre.

Opening hours

Wednesdays, 10am – 6pm (closing commences at 5.55pm)
First Sunday of every month, 10am – 6pm (closing commences at 5.55pm)

Paintings in this room

A Lady with a Fan
A Lady with a Fan
Ferdinand Bol
The Horse Fair
The Horse Fair
Rosa Bonheur and Nathalie Micas
A Woman scouring a Pot
A Woman scouring a Pot
Possibly by Pieter van den Bosch
A Family Group
A Family Group
Gonzales Coques
Portrait of a Man
Portrait of a Man
Gonzales Coques
The Wood Gatherer
The Wood Gatherer
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Caught by the Tide
Caught by the Tide
Imitator of Thomas Couture
Musicians
Musicians
Giuseppe Maria Crespi
Peasants with Donkeys
Peasants with Donkeys
Giuseppe Maria Crespi
Alders
Alders
Charles-François Daubigny
Abel Widmer
Abel Widmer
Eugène Delacroix
Common with Stormy Sunset
Common with Stormy Sunset
Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña
The Storm
The Storm
Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña
The Surprise
The Surprise
Claude-Marie Dubufe
Portrait of a Man
Portrait of a Man
Possibly by Joseph Ducreux
A Basket of Roses
A Basket of Roses
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour
The Rosy Wealth of June
The Rosy Wealth of June
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour
An Architectural Caprice
An Architectural Caprice
Francesco Guardi
A River Landscape
A River Landscape
Joris van der Haagen
A Road by a Cottage
A Road by a Cottage
Jan Cornelis Haccou
A Stag Hunt in a Forest
A Stag Hunt in a Forest
Jan Hackaert and Nicolaes Berchem
Still Life with a Nautilus Cup
Still Life with a Nautilus Cup
Probably by Gerrit Willemsz. Heda
Still Life with a Lobster
Still Life with a Lobster
Willem Claesz. Heda
Portrait of a Girl
Portrait of a Girl
Bartholomeus van der Helst
The Duc d'Orléans
The Duc d'Orléans
Studio of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
The Fish Market, Dieppe
The Fish Market, Dieppe
Louis-Gabriel-Eugène Isabey
View of Oudewater
View of Oudewater
Willem Koekkoek
The Grote Markt at The Hague
The Grote Markt at The Hague
Paulus Constantijn La Fargue
The Whisper
The Whisper
Jean-François Millet
A Vase of Wild Flowers
A Vase of Wild Flowers
Adolphe Monticelli
Fountain in a Park
Fountain in a Park
Adolphe Monticelli
Meeting Place of the Hunt
Meeting Place of the Hunt
Adolphe Monticelli
Still Life: Oysters, Fish
Still Life: Oysters, Fish
Adolphe Monticelli
An Inn by a Frozen River
An Inn by a Frozen River
Follower of Isack van Ostade
Roman Ruins with Figures
Roman Ruins with Figures
Giovanni Paolo Panini
Tobit and Anna
Tobit and Anna
Abraham de Pape
The Dance
The Dance
Imitator of Jean-Baptiste Pater
Portrait of a Man
Portrait of a Man
Pieter van der Plas
Death and the Maidens
Death and the Maidens
Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
Summer
Summer
Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist
Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
Esther before Ahasuerus
Esther before Ahasuerus
Sebastiano Ricci
Landscape with Satyrs
Landscape with Satyrs
Possibly by Marten Rijckaert
Still Life with Oysters
Still Life with Oysters
Philippe Rousseau
The Fish Market
The Fish Market
Philippe Rousseau
Landscape
Landscape
Théodore Rousseau
Mrs Robert Hollond
Mrs Robert Hollond
Ary Scheffer
Lilac
Lilac
Otto Franz Scholderer
A River with Fishermen
A River with Fishermen
Claude-Joseph Vernet
A Seaport
A Seaport
Possibly by Claude-Joseph Vernet
The Battle of Hanau
The Battle of Hanau
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
The Battle of Jemappes
The Battle of Jemappes
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
The Battle of Montmirail
The Battle of Montmirail
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
The Battle of Valmy
The Battle of Valmy
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
 
  • Share