Beaker with Apes

This special beaker was probably made in the Southern Netherlands at the order of the Burgundian court. Only a few objects with such grisaille paintings have survived. This beaker is one of the finest examples of early enamel painting.

—Lucinda Timmermans (Nederlands Zilvermuseum, Schoonhoven)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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The Flémalle Panels

The panels superbly display the qualities that characterize this school of painting, including the three-dimensionality of the figures, illusionistically rendered materials, naturalism in depicting plants, and the individualized faces of the saints, which evoke emotions and empathy.
— Greta Koppel (Kadrioru Kunstimuuseum, Eesti Kunstimuuseum, Tallinn)

Master of Flémalle
Städel Museum, Frankfurt
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Pomegranate and Menelaus Blue Morpho Butterfly

The natural scientist Maria Sybilla Merian sailed to Suriname in 1699 for an extensive study trip. Her delicate drawings remain a feast for the eye, inspiring scholars and the general public alike.

—Hanna Klarenbeek (Paleis Het Loo, Apeldoorn)

Maria Sibylla Merian
The Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle, London
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Nicolaas Rubens with Coral Necklace

With his downcast eyes, the little Rubens has an air of seriousness that seems to belie his youth. Yet his button nose, rosebud lips and rosy cheeks remind us that he is just a baby.
— Alexandra Libby (National Gallery of Art, Washington DC)

Peter Paul Rubens
Albertina, Vienna
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The Young Flute Player

One of the most renowned female painters in seventeenth-century Holland, Judith Leyster, possessed a distinct artistic personality. In The Young Flute Player, it is as if Leyster wants us to hear the music.
Lawrence W. Nichols (Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH)

Judith Leyster
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
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The CODART Canon

100 Masterpieces
of Dutch and Flemish art (1350 – 1750)


Bust of St Frederick

Elias Scerpswert, 1362

Retable of the Crucifixion

Jacques de Baerze, Melchior Broederlam, 1391


Anonymous, 1395

The Well of Moses

Claes Sluter, 1395

Très Riches Heures

Limbourg Brothers, and others, 1411

Beaker with Apes

Anonymous, 1425

The Flémalle Panels

Master of Flémalle, 1428

Ghent Altarpiece

Jan van Eyck, Hubert van Eyck, 1432

Arnolfini Portrait

Jan van Eyck, 1434

Descent from the Cross

Rogier van der Weyden, 1435
Featured item Triptych of the Last Supper

Triptych of the Last Supper

Dieric Bouts, 1464

Reliquary of Charles the Bold

Gérard Loyet, 1467

The Monforte Altarpiece

Hugo van der Goes, 1470

Portrait of a Young Girl

Petrus Christus, 1470

Book of Hours of Mary of Burgundy

Master of Mary of Burgundy, 1477

John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Geertgen tot Sint Jans, 1480
Featured item Diptych of Maarten van Nieuwenhove

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Hieronymus Bosch, 1490
Featured item Saint George Altarpiece

Saint George Altarpiece

Jan Borman I (?), Jan Borman II, 1493
Featured item Spinario


Jan Gossart, 1500
Featured item Tomb of Mary of Burgundy

Tomb of Mary of Burgundy

Renier van Thienen, Jan Borman II, 1502

The Owl’s Nest

Hieronymus Bosch, 1505

St Anne Altarpiece

Quinten Massys, 1509

The Milkmaid

Lucas van Leyden, 1510

Battle of Pavia

Willem and Jan Dermoyen, after Bernard van Orley, 1525


Jan Gossart, 1527

Stained-Glass Windows and Cartoons of the St John’s Church in Gouda

Dirck Pietersz. Crabeth, Wouter Pietersz. Crabeth, Joachim Wtewael, and others, 1530

Family Portrait

Maarten van Heemskerck, 1530

Brothel Scene

Jan van Hemessen, 1540

Tapestry Cartoons

Jan Cornelisz. Vermeyen, 1546

Meat Stall

Pieter Aertsen, 1551

Customs and Fashions of the Turks

Pieter Coecke van Aelst, 1553
Featured item Fall of the Rebel Angels

Fall of the Rebel Angels

Frans Floris (I), 1554

Small Landscapes series

Joannes van Doetecum, Lucas van Doetecum, after the Master of the Small Landscapes, 1559

Hunters in the Snow

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1565

The Beekeepers

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1568


Johan Gregor van der Schardt, 1573

The Four Disgracers

Hendrick Goltzius, after Cornelis Cornelisz. van Haarlem, 1588

Mercury Abducting Psyche

Adriaen de Vries, 1593

Sine Cerere et Libero friget Venus

Hendrick Goltzius, 1600

Naer het leven

Roelant Savery, 1603

Karel van Mander on his Deathbed

Jacques de Gheyn (II), 1606

Winter Landscape

Hendrick Avercamp, 1608

Plaisante Plaetsen

Claes Jansz. Visscher, 1610

The Elevation of the Cross

Peter Paul Rubens, 1610

Lidded Ewer

Adam van Vianen (I), 1614

Tomb of William of Orange

Hendrick de Keyser, 1614
Featured item Still Life with Cheeses, Almonds and Pretzels

Four Market Scenes

Frans Snijders, 1615

The Mocking of Christ

Gerard van Honthorst, 1617

The Five Senses

Jan Brueghel the Elder, 1617

Nicolaas Rubens with Coral Necklace

Peter Paul Rubens, 1619
Featured item A Pair of Wedding Gloves

A Pair of Wedding Gloves

Anonymous, 1622

Laughing Cavalier

Frans Hals, 1624

Saint Sebastian Tended by Irene

Hendrick ter Brugghen, 1625

The Mossy Tree

Hercules Segers, 1625
Featured item Iconographie


Anthony van Dyck, 1627

The Picture Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest

Willem van Haecht (II) , 1628

Saint Susanna

François Du Quesnoy, 1630

The Young Flute Player

Judith Leyster, 1630

The Three Graces

Peter Paul Rubens, 1630

Portrait of Saskia

Rembrandt, 1633

Charles I at the Hunt

Anthony van Dyck, 1635

The Smokers

Adriaen Brouwer, 1636
Featured item Breakfast Piece

Breakfast Piece

Pieter Claesz., 1636

The King Drinks

Jacob Jordaens, 1640

The Night Watch

Rembrandt, 1642

The Three Trees

Rembrandt, 1643

The Bull

Paulus Potter, 1647

Relief Tribunal

Artus Quellinus (I), 1648

Banquet at the Crossbowmen’s Guild

Bartholomeus van der Helst, 1648

Household Tasks

Geertruydt Roghman, 1648


Jacob van Campen, Jacob Jordaens, Gerard van Honthorst, Caesar van Everdingen, and others, 1648

Dog at Rest

Gerard Dou, 1650

The Threatened Swan

Jan Asselijn, 1650

The Goldfinch

Carel Fabritius, 1654

Gallant Conversation

Gerard ter Borch (II), 1654

The Jewish Cemetery

Jacob van Ruisdael, 1654

The Courtyard of a House in Delft

Pieter de Hooch, 1658

Still Life

Pieter van Anraedt, 1658

The Milkmaid

Johannes Vermeer, 1660

View of Delft

Johannes Vermeer, 1660

Man Writing and Woman Reading

Gabriel Metsu, 1664

The Golden Bend

Gerrit Berckheyde, 1671

The Avenue at Middelharnis

Meindert Hobbema, 1689

Tulip Vase

"Grieksche A" Workshop, led by Adrianus Kocx, 1694
Featured item Dollhouse


Anonymous, 1699

Flower Still Life

Rachel Ruysch, 1726


Laurent Delvaux, 1741