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Exhibition

Bruegel to Rubens

This first exhibition ever mounted of Flemish paintings in the Royal Collection brings together 51 works from the 15th to 17th centuries, including masterpieces by Hans Memling, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Jan Brueghel, Van Dyck and Rubens. By the 1550s the Netherlands enjoyed a level of wealth that remained unmatched in the West for centuries. The Eighty Years War with Spain, from 1568 to 1648, all but destroyed the region’s infrastructure and creative industries. The paintings in the exhibition were produced in the Southern (Spanish-ruled) Netherlands during this period of extraordinary turbulence and its immediate aftermath, when peace was finally restored to the region.

 

Exhibition highlights

Hans Memling (c. 1440-1494)

Portrait of a Man

David Teniers the Younger (Antwerp 1610-Brussels 1690)

A Kermis on St George's Day

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)

The Assumption of the Virgin

Jan Brueghel the Elder (Brussels 1568-Antwerp 1625)

Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.