18th-century English, German and Flemish painting

In spite of its recent formation, the English painting holdings contain a number of significant works, exemplified by two pieces by Zoffany depicting mythological subjects, Reynold’s Portrait of William Chambers (MNR) and Portrait of Richard Robinson (MNR), and Lawrence’s Portrait of John Hunter. The American Benjamin West’s two preparatory studies for the Windsor Chapel and Stuart’s Portrait of Mrs. James Arden bear witness to the artistic links between the United States and his former homeland.
For their part, the portrait of the princess of Orange-Nassau by the German-born Tischbein or those of Mareilhac and his wife by the Flemish Lonsing depict a new awareness of nature emerging at the end of the century.