The Shipley Art Gallery has one of the finest provincial collections of Dutch and Flemish sixteenth and seventeenth century paintings in the UK. It contains over eighty works, bequeathed by solicitor Joseph Shipley in 1909. The collection includes important pictures such as The Reviling of Christ by Hans Schäufelein; Diana after the Chase by Abraham Janssens; The Adoration of the Shepherds by Benjamin Cuyp; Tobias and the Angel by Jacob Grimmer; Landscape with Cottages by Salomon Rombouts, Wooded Landscape by Jan van der Heyden; Flowers and Bird’s Nest by Arent van Tongeren; The Chorus of Birds by Jan van Kessel, and The Temptation of Adam and Eve by Joachim Wtewael. Shipley’s tastes were wide-ranging, but he particularly liked landscape painting, as well as paintings with a strong moral meaning. Only selected works are on show at any one time, so please check before visiting.
The Shipley Art Gallery is managed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on behalf of Gateshead Council
Sarah Richardson, Keeper of Art, Laing Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (June 2021)