Room 14

The Netherlands

Portraits by Netherlandish artists reveal a range of approaches to characterisation, from the delicacy of Catharina van Hemessen to the boldness of Lucas van Leyden and the frankness of Gossaert. Other pictures by artists of the period, such as Marinus van Reymerswaele, use some of the conventions of portraiture to make satirical observations. Pieter Bruegel the Elder is represented here by his tightly focused Adoration of the Kings, a masterpiece of speedy and skilful manipulation of oil paint, as well as an extraordinary study in characterisation.

The room also includes examples of landscape painting, in which many Netherlandish artists specialised in this period.

Paintings in this room

The Adoration of the Kings
The Adoration of the Kings
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
The Adoration of the Kings
The Adoration of the Kings
Jan Brueghel the Elder
The Holy Family
The Holy Family
Joos van Cleve
A Man aged 38
A Man aged 38
Lucas van Leyden
Two Tax-Gatherers
Two Tax-Gatherers
Workshop of Marinus van Reymerswale
The Flight into Egypt
The Flight into Egypt
Workshop of the Master of 1518
The Magdalen
The Magdalen
Workshop of the Master of 1518
The Virgin and Child
The Virgin and Child
Luis de Morales
Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape
Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape
Workshop of Joachim Patinir
A Man with a Pansy and a Skull
A Man with a Pansy and a Skull
Follower of Jan van Scorel
 
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