Gallery A: Paintings after 1600

This part of the Gallery 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.

Paintings in this room

Attributed to Pierre Andrieu: 'Still Life with Fruit and Flowers'
Still Life with Fruit and Flowers
Probably by Pierre Andrieu
Men of the Docks
George Bellows
Ferdinand Bol: 'A Lady with a Fan'
A Lady with a Fan
Ferdinand Bol
Attributed to Pieter van den Bosch: 'A Woman scouring a Pot'
A Woman scouring a Pot
Possibly by Pieter van den Bosch
Studio of François Boucher: 'The Billet-Doux'
The Billet-Doux
Studio of François Boucher
Jan van de Cappelle: 'A Coast Scene'
A Coast Scene
Jan van de Cappelle
Circle of Annibale Carracci: 'Erminia takes Refuge with the Shepherds'
Erminia takes Refuge with the Shepherds
Circle of Annibale Carracci
Gonzales Coques: 'A Family Group'
A Family Group
Gonzales Coques
Gonzales Coques: 'Portrait of a Man'
Portrait of a Man
Gonzales Coques
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: 'The Wood Gatherer'
The Wood Gatherer
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Imitator of Thomas Couture: 'Caught by the Tide'
Caught by the Tide
Imitator of Thomas Couture
Giuseppe Maria Crespi: 'Musicians'
Giuseppe Maria Crespi
Giuseppe Maria Crespi: 'Peasants with Donkeys'
Peasants with Donkeys
Giuseppe Maria Crespi
Aelbert Cuyp, The Large Dort, about 1650
The Large Dort
Aelbert Cuyp
Charles-François Daubigny, Alders, 1872
Charles-François Daubigny
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas: 'Beach Scene'
Beach Scene
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas: 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study'
Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study
Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas
Eugène Delacroix: 'Abel Widmer'
Abel Widmer
Eugène Delacroix
Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña: 'Common with Stormy Sunset'
Common with Stormy Sunset
Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña
Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña: 'The Storm'
The Storm
Narcisse-Virgilio Diaz de la Peña
Claude-Marie Dubufe: 'The Surprise'
The Surprise
Claude-Marie Dubufe
Attributed to Joseph Ducreux: 'Portrait of a Man'
Portrait of a Man
Possibly by Joseph Ducreux
Josephus Laurentius Dyckmans: 'The Blind Beggar'
The Blind Beggar
Josephus Laurentius Dyckmans
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout: 'Rebekah and Eliezer at the Well'
Rebekah and Eliezer at the Well
Gerbrand van den Eeckhout
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour: 'A Basket of Roses'
A Basket of Roses
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour
Jean-Baptiste Greuze: 'Portrait of a Man'
Portrait of a Man
Jean-Baptiste Greuze
Joris van der Haagen: 'A River Landscape'
A River Landscape
Joris van der Haagen
Jan Cornelis Haccou: 'A Road by a Cottage'
A Road by a Cottage
Jan Cornelis Haccou
Jan Hackaert: 'A Stag Hunt in a Forest'
A Stag Hunt in a Forest
Jan Hackaert and Nicolaes Berchem
Attributed to Gerrit Willemsz. Heda: 'Still Life with a Nautilus Cup'
Still Life with a Nautilus Cup
Probably by Gerrit Willemsz. Heda
Louis-Gabriel-Eugène Isabey: 'The Fish Market, Dieppe'
The Fish Market, Dieppe
Louis-Gabriel-Eugène Isabey
Johan Barthold Jongkind: 'The Boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris'
The Boulevard de Port-Royal, Paris
Johan Barthold Jongkind
Willem Koekkoek: 'View of Oudewater'
View of Oudewater
Willem Koekkoek
Paulus Constantijn La Fargue: 'The Grote Markt at The Hague'
The Grote Markt at The Hague
Paulus Constantijn La Fargue
Portrait of a Man
Nicolas de Largillierre
Jacob Maris: 'A Beach'
A Beach
Jacob Maris
Adolphe Monticelli: 'Fountain in a Park'
Fountain in a Park
Adolphe Monticelli
Adolphe Monticelli: 'Meeting Place of the Hunt'
Meeting Place of the Hunt
Adolphe Monticelli
Adolphe Monticelli: 'Still Life: Oysters, Fish'
Still Life: Oysters, Fish
Adolphe Monticelli
Adolphe Monticelli: 'Subject Composition'
Subject Composition
Adolphe Monticelli
Follower of Isack van Ostade: 'An Inn by a Frozen River'
An Inn by a Frozen River
Follower of Isack van Ostade
A Girl with a Kitten
Probably by Jean-Baptiste Perronneau
Pieter van der Plas: 'Portrait of a Man'
Portrait of a Man
Pieter van der Plas
Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes: 'Death and the Maidens'
Death and the Maidens
Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes: 'Summer'
Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
Sebastiano Ricci: 'Esther before Ahasuerus'
Esther before Ahasuerus
Sebastiano Ricci
Attributed to Marten Rijckaert: 'Landscape with Satyrs'
Landscape with Satyrs
Possibly by Marten Rijckaert
Philippe Rousseau: 'The Fish Market'
The Fish Market
Philippe Rousseau
Théodore Rousseau
Otto Franz Scholderer: 'Lilac'
Otto Franz Scholderer
Francesco Solimena: 'An Allegory of Louis XIV'
An Allegory of Louis XIV
Francesco Solimena
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Portrait of a Lady
Possibly by Paul van Somer
Hendrick Sorgh: 'Two Lovers at Table'
Two Lovers at Table
Hendrick Sorgh
Portrait of a Man
Louis Tocqué
Charles-Philogène Tschaggeny: 'An Episode on the Field of Battle'
An Episode on the Field of Battle
Charles-Philogène Tschaggeny
Claude-Joseph Vernet: 'A River with Fishermen'
A River with Fishermen
Claude-Joseph Vernet
A Seaport
Possibly by Claude-Joseph Vernet
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Emperor Napoleon I'
The Emperor Napoleon I
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
Giovanni Battista Viola: 'Landscape with a Hunting Party'
Landscape with a Hunting Party
Giovanni Battista Viola
Giovanni Battista Viola: 'Landscape with a River and Boats'
Landscape with a River and Boats
Giovanni Battista Viola
Attributed to Simon de Vos: 'The Raising of Lazarus'
The Raising of Lazarus
Possibly by Simon de Vos
Adriaen van der Werff: 'A Boy with a Mousetrap'
A Boy with a Mousetrap
Adriaen van der Werff