Cabinet Paintings

Seventeenth century cabinet paintings may be comparatively small in size, but they are exquisite windows on complex, fascinating worlds. Usually executed on wood panel or copper, they were designed for the modestly-proportioned rooms of Dutch town houses or the intimate chambers of Flemish country mansions, where the smallest pictures might be held in the hand, angled to the light like precious jewels. They are glimpsed as paintings-within-a-painting in the works of Jan Vermeer and Gabriel Metsu. Cabinet pictures caught the imagination of eighteenth and nineteenth century connoisseurs: George IV and the Marquess of Hertford built up very fine collections. Their breathtaking skill continues to delight.

Thursday, 16 July, 2020 -
Thursday, 20 August, 2020

147 New Bond Street
London W1S 2TS

David Teniers the Younger - Peasants playing nine-pins outside an inn, the city of Antwerp in the distance

David Teniers the Younger

Cornelis de Heem

Ludolf Backhuysen

Aert van der Neer

Jacob Isaacksz. van Ruisdael

Jacob van Walscapelle - A peony, an iris, a poppy, anemones, morning glory and other flowers, in a glass vase, with a caterpillar, a beetle and other insects, on a stone ledge

Jacob van Walscapelle

Pieter Claesz - Still life with a pewter jug, a peeled lemon on a pewter plate, bread, a knife, a berkemeyer and vine leaves on a table partly draped with a white cloth

Pieter Claesz

Adriaen van Salm

Salomon van Ruysdael

Pieter de Molijn

Abraham Mignon

Dirck van Delen

Frans Snyders - Still life with small game birds and a fruit basket

Frans Snyders

Joos de Momper The Younger - A winter landscape with travellers passing through a village by a church; A landscape with travellers and villagers going to market

Joos de Momper The Younger

Daniel Seghers

Jan Both - An Italianate wooded landscape with travellers

Jan Both

Cornelis de Heem - Still life of roses, poppies, an iris and other flowers in a glass vase on a stone shelf, with a peeled orange and strawberries in Wanli dish

Cornelis de Heem

Salomon van Ruysdael - A wijdschip and other small Dutch vessels on an estuary, with a church in the distance

Salomon van Ruysdael

Joos de Momper The Younger - A winter landscape with travellers passing through a village

Joos de Momper The Younger