Master Paintings on a Budget

17 June 2013 - 15 July 2013
Opening times:
9.30 am - 5.30 pm

This exhibition will prove that it is possible to find high quality paintings for a reasonable price. The paintings are over 250 years old with an interesting history and painted with great skill and attention to detail. These works of art are not just dark and dull but carefully created and thought out masterworks by artists of great talent whose names would not necessarily be widely recognised.

Highlights include a painting by Herman van Swanevelt, long thought to be the only pupil of Claude, given by a friend to Sir Peter Lely, the famous 17th Century portraitist. On the reverse is the original label documenting the gift. Apart from giving us a fascinating insight into the history of the painting it is incredibly rare to find such a label still intact on a painting that is 360 years old.

Gerard van Honthorst
1592 – 1656

A Portrait of Sir Thomas Ogle

Elisabeth Keyser
1851 - 1898

A Study of Hands

Still Life
Jan Martszen II
1609 – after 1647

An Engagement between Cavalry and Foot Soldiers

Adam Frans van der Meulen
1632 – 1690

Louis XIV with his Army at the Siege of Courtrai in 1667

Adriaen Jansz Van Ostade
1610 – 1685

A Study of a Peasant Smoking a Pipe

David Teniers The Younger
1610 – 1690

A Portrait of a Gentleman after Palma il Vecchio