DUTCH PAINTING: 17TH CENT. | BAROQUE: 17TH/18TH CENT. | RENAISSANCE | ARTISTS/PAINTINGS | JAKOB BRINER FOUNDATION
Painting of the Renaissance
Baroque art - the main focus of the Collection - is complemented by selected works of earlier periods.
Early Dutch and Flemish painting is superbly represented by a flawless Madonna with child produced around 1520 by the Master of the Holy Blood in Bruges. Other Renaissance paintings include an altar panel with Abraham and Isaac by Lukas Cranach the Elder taken from a Protestant church as well as the earliest known portrait of Huldrych Zwingli painted by Hans Asper (on permanent loan from the Kunstmuseum Winterthur).

The transition into the 17th century is characterised largely by works of Dutch Mannerism, such as the impressive series of the four elements by the Antwerp artist Jacob de Backer.