The Collection: Paintings

Rubens & the Baroque


Rubens Descent from the Cross
Rubens Portrait of Bruegel Family
Rubens Landscape by Moonlight


The Courtauld Gallery houses an important collection of 17th century paintings with works by Claude and Van Dyck.

At its heart is a world-class collection of paintings by Rubens, assembled by Count Antoine Seilern. This includes his enchanting Landscape by Moonlight and the tender family portrait of his friend Jan Brueghel the Elder.

The collection features examples of Ruben’s sketches and preparatory works, such as The Descent from the Cross, which offer unique insights into the mind of this great Baroque master.

Van Dyck Adoration of the Shepherds
Claude, 'Landscape'
Lely, 'Concert'

Selected paintings from the collection:



Old Masters: From the Renaissance to the Baroque