The Art Gallery of Hamilton holds 63 Dutch and Flemish artworks spanning the 1500s to 1800. The majority of the works in the collection are prints from the Dutch Golden Age, with some examples from the Northern Renaissance, Northern Mannerist, and Flemish Baroque periods. The fifty-five prints include landscapes, portraits, and genre, biblical, and mythological scenes by leading artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Hendrick Goltzius, Lucas van Leyden, Adriaen van Ostade, Paulus Pontius, and Jacob van Ruisdael. Notable artists active in Italy are also represented in the print collection, including Jan Both, Adriaen van der Cabel, Cornelis Cort, Anthony van Dyck, and Herman van Swanevelt.
The remaining eight works are paintings of diverse subjects by Adriaen Brouwer, Michiel Coxie, Willem Gillisz Kool, Cornelis van Poelenburgh, and Jan Baptist Weenix, along with Aert de Gelder, Jan Victors, and Jacob Willemsz. de Wet, who were strongly influenced by Rembrandt.
Tara Ng, Associate Curator (June 2020)