Early Netherlandish & Flemish Painting


Detail from Pieter Brueghel the Younger, ‘Peasant Wedding’, 1620.

The Early Netherlandish painting collection includes fine panel paintings by Gerard David and Adriaan Ysenbrandt. The distinctive art of the Southern Netherlands, which had its artistic centre in Antwerp, is represented with religious, mythological and portrait compositions by Peter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens and Anthony van Dyck.

The Gallery possesses collaborative works by David Teniers II and Lucas van Uden, and by Jan Brueghel the Younger and Rubens. A large banquet-piece by Frans Snyders and a night-scene by Adam de Coster which shows the influence of Caravaggio are also included in the Flemish collection.