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Musee Old Masters Museum
The Musée Old Masters Museum is part of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts located at Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels.
The museum was founded in 1801 by Napoleon Bonaparte but when Belgium achieved independence in 1830 the museum became a major institution. The collection of Old Masters covers art from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Among masters represented in the museum are Rogier van den Weyden, Hans Memling, Hieronymus Bosch, Lucas Cranach, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck and Jacques Jordaens. This museum allows non-flash photography.
The façade of the museum.
The statue of King Leopold I, was created by the artist Guillaume in the 19th century. This king reigned between 1831 and 1865.
Gustaf Wappers painted Episode of September Days on the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville in Brussels in 1830.
Gustav Courbet painted Spanish Dancer in 1855.
The sculpture is called Gladiator and was created by Jacques Berge in 1735. In the background is the second floor gallery.
Adam and Eve was painted by Francesco Albini in 1811.
A portrait of Nicolas Van Bambeeck was painted by Rembrandt in 1641.
Cornelius de Vos painted Autoportrait With His Family in 1621.
Rubens painted Jacqueline Van Caestre in 1617.
Quinten Metsys painted St. Anne in 1509.