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

Joachim Beuckelaer: 'The Four Elements: Earth'
The Four Elements: Earth
Joachim Beuckelaer
Joachim Beuckelaer: 'The Four Elements: Fire'
The Four Elements: Fire
Joachim Beuckelaer
Jan Gossaert: 'Damião de Goes (?)'
A Man holding a Glove
Jan Gossaert (Jean Gossart)
Jan Gossaert: 'A Little Girl'
A Young Princess (Dorothea of Denmark?)
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
Lucas van Leyden: 'A Man aged 38'
A Man aged 38
Lucas van Leyden
Workshop of Master of the Female Half-Lengths: 'The Rest on the Flight into Egypt'
The Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Master of the Female Half-Lengths
Netherlandish: 'A Man with a Pansy and a Skull'
A Man with Pansies and a Skull
Follower of Jan van Scorel