The Collection: Paintings

The Renaissance


Albertinelli Creation and Fall
'Adam and Eve' by Cranach the Elder
Parmigianino Virgin and Child


The Courtauld’s Renaissance collection comprises important paintings from both Italy and northern Europe. It includes one of the few altarpieces by Botticelli to be housed in a museum collection together with works by Venetian masters such as Lorenzo Lotto and Tintoretto. Highlights of the northern schools include one Cranach’s greatest and most alluring paintings Adam and Eve,and two rare panels by Pieter Brueghel the Elder.

Metsys Madonna standing with child and angels
Botticelli Holy Trinity
Bruegel Flight into Egypt

Selected Renaissance paintings from the collection: