86 Route 12. BRUSSELS. Picture Gallery.
We now retrace our steps to the second section of this hall, and
turn to the right into the Gallery of Modern Paintings, found¬
ed in 1835, and transferred hither from the Palais Ducal (p. 73)
in 1877. It consists of about 180 works by Belgian masters. The
subject and painter of each picture are indicated by inscriptions.
Room I. To the right: Fr. Jos. Navez, Athaliah and Joash;
J. Impens, Flemish tavern; J. Kindermans, Scene in the Arden¬
nes; J. B. de Jonghe, Environs of Tournai; F. Huygens, Flowers.
— Th. Fourmois, The mill, The marsh; *H. Leys, Funeral mass
for Berth, de Haze, armourer of Antwerp; G. J. Herreyns, Ado-
oration of the Magi. — Van Bree, Sixtus V. when a boy tending
swine; Navez, Hagar and Ishmael; Portaels, The Daughter of Zion,
an allegorical representation.
Room II. To the right: L. de Winne, Full-length portrait
of Leopold I.; Gallait, Leopold II. and his queen.
Room III. P. J. Clays, Sea at Ostend (1863). — Andre Henne-
bicq, Labourers in the Roman Campagna; G. J. van Luppen, Spring
landscape; Ch. Ooms, The forbidden book. — E. de Schampheleer,
River-scene near Gouda; Gallait, Art and Liberty. — Henri
Bource, Bad news; Fr. Stroobant, The old guild-houses in the
market-place at Brussels; Ferd. Pauwels, Widow of Jacques van
Artevelde giving up her jewels for the state.
Room IV. (large room). To the right: P. J. Clays, Calm on the
Schelde; J. B. Madou, The mischief-maker; K. Tschaggeny, Dili¬
gence in the Ardennes. Above the last, Van Bree, Interior of St.
Peter's at Rome on Corpus Christi Day. — E. de Block, Reading
the Bible; Louis Robbe, Cattle; Al. Robert, Plundering of the
Carmelite Convent in Antwerp at the end of the 16th cent.; Eug.
Verboeckhoven, Flock of sheep (1839); Jos. Stevens, Streets of
Brussels in the morning (1848). — *Louis Gallait, Abdication of
Emperor Charles V., a masterpiece of composition, drawing, and
colouring (1841): Charles V. is under the canopy of the throne,
supported on the left by William of Orange, at his feet kneels his
son Philip II., on his right is his sister Maria of Hungary in an
arm-chair. A. Thomas, Judas on the night after the condem¬
nation of Jesus; Ch. de Groux, Junius preaching the Reformation
in a house at Antwerp, with the light from the stake shining
through the window; G. Wappers, Charles I. on the way to the
scaffold. — J. Lies, Prisoners of war; De Haas, Cattle; Jos. Stal-
laert, Death of Dido. — *J. Czermak, Spoils of war in the Herze¬
govina (Christian girl captured for the slave-market by Bashi Ba-
zouks); J. Stevens, Dog-market in Paris; Al. Markelbach, Rheto¬
ricians of Antwerp preparing for a debate (comp. p. 85); Eug.
Delacroix, Apollo and the Python, a sketch ; L. J. Mathieu, En¬
tombment (1848); L. Gallait, Count Barth. du Mortier. — *Ch.
Verlat, Godfrey de Bouillon at the storming of Jerusalem; Four¬
mois, Landscape; Leys, Joyful entry of Charles V. into Antwerp