CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Leicester Museum and Art Gallery


Founded in 1849, the Leicester City Council permanent museum collection includes a small but significant collection of Netherlandish Art. It includes etchings by (or after) the likes of Dürer, received as part of an 1891 bequest, and also a number of oil paintings mostly acquired individually during the 20th century.  

Particular highlights include works by Nicolas Regnier (The Death of Sophonisba, late seventeenth century), Michael Sweerts (Portrait of a Girl, seventeenth century), Salomon van Ruysdael (River View with Distant Scene of Vianen, 1645) and Aert van der Neer (Winter Landscape at Sunset, early seventeenth century).  

Claire Cooper, Documentation Officer, Leicester Museums and Galleries (June 2024)