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The Gallery has a small, but notable Dutch and Flemish collection, including works by expatriate artists active in Italy and England. The holdings of approximately 60 paintings are weighted toward the sixteenthth century. Highlights include works by Memling (The Virgin and Child with St. Anthony Abbot and a Donor), Massys, Van Orley, Eworth (Mary Neville, Lady Dacre), Rubens and his circle (including his Entombment and Van Dyck’s early Let the Children Come to Me), Lievens (Job), Rembrandt, Maes and Paulus Bor.

The strength of the wide-ranging collection of approximately 150 drawings and 600 prints lies in the sixteenthth and seventeenth centuries. Notable drawings include works by Gerard David (Studies after the Ghent Altarpiece), the Master of the Egmont Albums, and sheets from Rembrandt’s circle. The prints include a succinct survey of Rembrandt’s work and an important group from Van Dyck’s Iconography.

Christopher Etheridge, Associate Curator, European and American Painting and Sculpture

Collection catalogues

European and American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts: 1300-1800
Laskin, Myron, Michael Pantazzi
Ottawa 1987

Related CODART publications

Dr. Stephanie S. Dickey, “Rembrandt Comes to Turtle Island”, CODARTfeatures, September 2021.

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