Cannon Hall Museum has a significant collection of paintings largely purchased by the linen manufacturer, William Harvey of Barnsley between 1849 and 1866. There are approximately 54 oil paintings in the Harvey Collection, the majority of which represent Harvey’s interest in the Dutch and Flemish artists of the seventeenth century. A number of important Dutch artists are represented in the collection including Jan van der Heyden, Jan van Huysum and Caspar Netscher as well as Caesar van Everdingen and Adriaen van Ostade. The Flemish works are best characterised by Gonzales Coques and David Teniers the Younger. The collection was the first to be taken on by the National Loan Collection Trust in 1917 and was placed permanently with Cannon Hall Museum in 2002.
Melissa Gallimore, Freelance Curator (September 2021)
Dutch seventeenth century paintings from Yorkshire public collections : a complete guide
Robertson, A.; Wright, C.