The Collection: Paintings
Rubens & the Baroque
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.
Selected paintings from the collection:
- The Family of Jan Brueghel the Elder by Peter Paul Rubens
Old Masters: From the Renaissance to the Baroque