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National Gallery of Art


The National Gallery of Art in Washington DC has one of the finest collections of Dutch and Flemish art in the world. Founded in 1937 by Andrew W. Mellon, it is home to works by many of the finest northern masters, including Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach, Hans Holbein, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals, Peter Paul Rubens, and Anthony van Dyck. Numbering more than 350 paintings from the northern Renaissance and Baroque eras plus some 10,000 prints and drawings, the NGA’s collection comprises outstanding examples of the portraits, genre scenes, landscapes, marine paintings, still lifes, and biblical and mythological scenes that have made this school of painting one of the most beloved and admired in the history of European art.

Alexandra Libby, Assistant Curator (November 2019)

Related CODART publications

Alexandra Libby, Betsy Wieseman, and Quentin Buvelot, “Where Science Meets Art: Presenting Technical Material in Museum Galleries”, CODARTfeatures, January 2023.

Dr. Brooks Rich, “The Renaissance in the North: New Prints and Perspectives”, CODARTfeatures, August 2022.

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