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

Jan de Beer and workshop, Saint John the Baptist (Left Panel), about 1515-20
Saint John the Baptist (Left Panel)
Jan de Beer and workshop
Pieter Bruegel the Elder: 'The Adoration of the Kings'
The Adoration of the Kings
Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Netherlandish: 'Landscape: A River among Mountains'
Landscape: A River among Mountains
Imitator of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Jan Gossaert: 'Damião de Goes (?)'
A Man holding a Glove
Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
Jan Gossaert: 'Adam and Eve'
Adam and Eve
Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
Jan Gossaert: 'An Elderly Couple'
An Elderly Couple
Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
Jan Gossaert: 'Man with a Rosary'
Man with a Rosary
Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
Jan Gossaert: 'The Adoration of the Kings'
The Adoration of the Kings
Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
Jan Gossaert: 'The Virgin and Child'
The Virgin and Child
Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
The Adoration of the Kings
Circle of Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
Catharina van Hemessen: 'Portrait of a Lady'
Portrait of a Woman
Catharina van Hemessen
Joos van Cleve: 'The Holy Family'
The Holy Family
Workshop of Joos van Cleve
Lucas van Leyden: 'A Man aged 38'
A Man aged 38
Lucas van Leyden
Marinus van Reymerswaele: 'Two Tax Gatherers'
Two Tax-Gatherers
Workshop of Marinus van Reymerswale
Netherlandish: 'The Magdalen'
The Magdalen
Workshop of the Master of 1518
Luis de Morales: 'The Virgin and Child'
The Virgin and Child
Luis de Morales
Attributed to the Workshop of Joachim Patinir: 'Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape'
Saint Jerome in a Rocky Landscape
Workshop of Joachim Patinir
Netherlandish: 'A Man with a Pansy and a Skull'
A Man with Pansies and a Skull
Follower of Jan van Scorel
Workshop of the Master of 1518: 'The Flight into Egypt'
The Flight into Egypt
Workshop of Goossen van der Weyden