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17th century collection

Virgin Mary with infant Jesus

Detail of 'The Virgin and Child with St. Elizabeth and the Child Baptist', Peter Paul Rubens

The Walker Art Gallery's collection of 17th century art is rich in Dutch landscapes and portraits.

It also features works from several Old Masters, including Rembrandt (1606-1669), Rubens,1577-1640) Poussin (1594-1665) and Murillo (1617-1682).

Many of the works came from aristocratic collections built by people such as Charles I, the Duke of Devonshire and the Earl of Derby.

Please note that this is only a selection of works from the collection.

Collection highlights

Title: Apollo and Coronis
Artist: Adam Elsheimer
Date: between about 1606 and 1608

Title: Virgin and Child in Glory
Artist: Bartolome Esteban Murillo
Date: about 1673

Title: Charles II
Artist: Godfrey Kneller
Date: 1685

Title: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Artist: Harmensz Van Rijn Rembrandt
Date: between 1629 and 1631

Title: The New Church at Delft with the Tomb of William the Silent
Artist: Hendrik Cornelisz van Vliet
Date: 1667

Title: View of Dordrecht with the Grote Kirk Across the Maas
Artist: Jan (Josefsz) van Goyen
Date: 1644

Title: Landscape with the gathering of the Ashes of Phocion
Artist: Nicolas Poussin
Date: 1648

Title: The Virgin and Child with St. Elizabeth and the Child Baptist
Artist: Peter Paul Rubens
Date: between 1630 and 1635

Title: The Executioner with the Head of John the Baptist
Artist: William Dobson
Date: between about 1640 and 1646