York Art Gallery was built in 1892 and houses over 1,000 paintings, 100 sculptures, around 13,000 works on paper, and is home to the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA). The fine art collection provides a survey of most developments in western European painting from circa 1350 to the present day and is of local, regional, national and international importance. One particular area of interest is a collection of around 60 paintings by Dutch and Flemish painters from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, most of which are part of the F.D.Lycett Green collection of Old Master paintings. Notable examples include Wtewael, Van Baburen, Cornelis Troost; still lifes by Abraham van Beyeren, Jan van Os, Alexander Adriaenssen and Frans Snyders; bird paintings by Melchior D’Hondecoeter and Jan Weenix; and landscapes by Nicolaes Berchem, Jan van Goyen and Hobbema. There are also over 100 Old Master prints from the J.B.Morrell collection, including examples by Rembrandt, Ruisdael, Van Ostade, Karel Dujardin, Cornelis Bega, Wencelaus Hollar and Holbein.
Jennifer Alexander, Associate Collections Curator (September 2021)