17th-century Flemish painting

Represented since the State’s 1803 and 1805 depositions to the museum and announced by Van Veen’s large panel (European Renaissance painting hall), the Flemish School reaches its utmost expression in the paintings of Rubens, Van Dyck and a number of the masters’ students and imitators – Boeckhorst (MNR, a piece of art recovered after WWII), van Boucle, Coosemans and Diepenbeeck. These works bear witness to the art of the Counter-Reformation and to the influence of the Antwerp School during the first half of the 17th-century.