13th - 16th century collection
Detail of 'Madonna and Child with Saints Catherine, Nicholas and Francis', Vincenzo Di Biagio Catena
Here are some of the earliest works from the Walker Art Gallery's collection. Most of them have a religious theme.
This reflects the church's role as the main patron of the arts during the middle ages and early Renaissance.
Private individuals had begun to collect and commission art works by the 16th century. These works were often portraits as well as mythical subjects.
Please note that this is only a selection from our collection.
Artist: Ercole de' Roberti
Date: between 1482 and 1486
Title: Henry VIII
Artist: Hans Holbein the Younger
Date: about 1537