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Muzeum Okręgowe w Rzeszowie

Regional Museum of Rzeszów


The Regional Museum of Rzeszów has a collection of European paintings on permanent display, known as the Dąmbski Gallery. It consists of 163 paintings from the Italian, French, Flemish, Dutch, Austrian and German schools, as well as copies of leading masters of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Venus with Cupids by Frans Floris (1516-1570) is one of the pieces that exemplify the Flemish artworks at the Rzeszów Regional Museum. The collection also features several paintings by Abraham van Diepenbeeck (1596-1675), including Pieta, Our Lady of Sorrows, and Hunting of Atalanta and Meleager, as well as Jacques d’Arthois’ (1613-1683) Landscape From Around Brabant. In addition, it includes Apelles Painting Campaspe, a painting by an unidentified Flemish painter who flourished in the mid-seventeenth century, and several copies of paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, like Head of a Knight, Garden of Love, and Amor With a Guitar.

Landscapes in the northern Italianism style, such as those by Pieter van Laer (1599-1642) and Jan Asselyn (1610-1652) dominate the Dutch paintings at the Dąmbski Gallery. The Triumph of Galatea by Cornelis van Poelenburgh (1586-1667) and Amphitrite With Tritons by Jan Philipp van der Schlichten (1681-1745) are two examples of mythical themes displayed in the museum. Also noteworthy is a battle themed painting by Philips Wouwermans (1619-1668), titled The Crossing of the River by Troops.

Dorota Rucka-Marmaj, Curator in the Art Department (July 2024)