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 Pieter van den Bosch: 'A Woman scouring a Pot'
A Woman scouring a Pot
Possibly by Pieter van den Bosch
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: 'Dardagny, Morning'
Dardagny, Morning
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot: 'The Wood Gatherer'
The Wood Gatherer
Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot
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
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
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
Italian Landscape
François-Xavier Fabre
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour: 'A Basket of Roses'
A Basket of Roses
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour: 'The Rosy Wealth of June'
The Rosy Wealth of June
Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour
Eugène Fromentin: 'The Banks of the Nile'
The Banks of the Nile
Eugène Fromentin
Francisco de Goya: 'A Picnic'
A Picnic
Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya: 'Don Andrés del Peral'
Don Andrés del Peral
Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya: 'Doña Isabel de Porcel'
Doña Isabel de Porcel
Francisco de Goya
Francisco de Goya: 'The Duke of Wellington'
The Duke of Wellington
Francisco de Goya
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
William Hogarth: 'The Shrimp Girl'
The Shrimp Girl
William Hogarth
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
Maternal Affection
Louis Jean François Lagrenée
Stanislas-Victor-Edmond Lépine: 'The Pont de la Tournelle, Paris'
The Pont de la Tournelle, Paris
Stanislas-Victor-Edmond Lépine
Jacob Maris: 'A Beach'
A Beach
Jacob Maris
Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier: 'A Man in Black smoking a Pipe'
A Man in Black smoking a Pipe
Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier
Jean-Marc Nattier: 'Manon Balletti'
Manon Balletti
Jean-Marc Nattier
Follower of Isack van Ostade: 'An Inn by a Frozen River'
An Inn by a Frozen River
Follower of Isack van Ostade
Pieter van der Plas: 'Portrait of a Man'
Portrait of a Man
Pieter van der Plas
Sir Joshua Reynolds: 'Lord Heathfield of Gibraltar'
Lord Heathfield of Gibraltar
Sir Joshua Reynolds
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: 'Still Life with Oysters'
Still Life with Oysters
Philippe Rousseau
Philippe Rousseau: 'The Fish Market'
The Fish Market
Philippe Rousseau
A Rocky Landscape
Théodore Rousseau
Théodore Rousseau
John Singer Sargent: 'Lord Ribblesdale'
Lord Ribblesdale
John Singer Sargent
Bartolomeo Schedoni: 'The Holy Family'
The Holy Family
Bartolomeo Schedoni
Francesco Solimena: 'An Allegory of Louis XIV'
An Allegory of Louis XIV
Francesco Solimena
Image unavailable
Portrait of a Lady
Possibly by Paul van Somer
Hendrick Sorgh: 'Two Lovers at Table'
Two Lovers at Table
Hendrick Sorgh
Joseph Mallord William Turner: 'Margate (?), from the Sea'
Margate (?), from the Sea
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Claude-Joseph Vernet: 'A Sea-Shore'
A Sea-Shore
Claude-Joseph Vernet
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Hanau'
The Battle of Hanau
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Jemappes'
The Battle of Jemappes
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Montmirail'
The Battle of Montmirail
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet: 'The Battle of Valmy'
The Battle of Valmy
Emile-Jean-Horace Vernet
Elizabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun: 'Mademoiselle Brongniart'
Mademoiselle Brongniart
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun
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
Francisco de Zurbarán: 'A Cup of Water and a Rose'
A Cup of Water and a Rose
Francisco de Zurbarán