Exterior View, Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

About the Museum


Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Interior View, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
© RMFAB

Interior View, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
Exterior View, Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
© RMFAB

Exterior View, Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Interior View, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
© RMFAB, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Interior View, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Interior View, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique
© RMFAB, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

Interior View, Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique

One of the flagship institutions of the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Musée Oldmasters was originally founded in 1801 by Napoleon Bonaparte and boasts a rich collection of European painting spanning the 15th to the 18th centuries. Highlights include early Flemish masterpieces by Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas Cranach and Pieter Bruegel the Elder. Holdings from the 17th and 18th centuries include works by Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacques Jordaens, and French and Italian figures such as Jusepe de Ribera and Giovani Battista Tiepolo.

Collection Highlights


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Peter Paul Rubens

The Road to Calvary
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Pieter I Bruegel

The Fall of the Rebel Angels
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Quinten Metsys

Virgin and Child
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Hans Memling

The Martyrdom of St Sebastian
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Rogier van der Weyden

Pietà
Musée Oldmasters Museum, Musées Royaux Des Beaux-Arts de Belgique: Collection Highlights
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© Johan Geleyns, Ro scan BVBA

Peter Paul Rubens

The Road to Calvary
oil on canvas
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 163 © RMFAB, Brussels / Photo: J. Geleyns - Ro Scan
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Pieter I Bruegel

The Fall of the Rebel Angels, 1562
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 584 © RMFAB, Brussels / Photo: Grafisch Buro Lefevre, Heule
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© Johan Geleyns, Ro scan BVBA

Quinten Metsys

Virgin and Child
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 1497 © RMFAB, Brussels / Photo: J. Geleyns - Ro Scan
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© Johan Geleyns, Ro scan BVBA

Hans Memling

The Martyrdom of St Sebastian, c.1475
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 2927 © RMFAB, Brussels / Photo: J. Geleyns - Ro Scan
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© Johan Geleyns, Ro scan BVBA

Rogier van der Weyden

Pietà, c.1441
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, inv. 3515 © RMFAB, Brussels / Photo: J. Geleyns - Ro Scan
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