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The Museum’s Old Masters Collection comprises some 150 works, including unique paintings, sculptures, and objects. The collection focuses on three major areas: Italian art in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries; Flemish and Dutch art in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and nineteenth-century Jewish art.

Selected works from the collection are on permanent display in the 16th–19th Century Art Galleries in the Main Building.

One of the masterpieces included in this exhibit is Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878, by the Jewish-Polish painter Maurycy Gottlieb – one of the works most closely associated with the Museum and its collections. In addition, the collection includes works by Peter Paul Rubens, Antony van Dyck, Jan Brueghel the Younger, David Teniers the Younger, Jan van Goyen, Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Hyacinthe Rigaud, Jozef Israëls, and others.

Jan Brueghel the Younger and Hendrick van Balen, An Allegory of the Four Elements, ca. 1630
Oil on panel, 66×104 cm

Purchase through the bequest of Charles S. Weston, U.S.A, 1992
© Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Maurycy Gottlieb, Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878
Oil on canvas, 243×190 cm

Gift of Sydney J. Lamon, New York, through AICF, 1955
© Tel Aviv Museum of Art
Photo: Avraham Hai

Peter Paul Rubens, Portrait of Madame de Vicq, 1625
Oil on panel, 73.4×53 cm

Purchase through the bequest of Charles S. Weston, U.S.A, 1992
© Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Canaletto, Capriccio (Venetian Courtyard), ca. 1765
Oil on canvas, 66×48 cm

Gift of Jack Linsky, New York, through AICF, 1955
© Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The Museum’s Old Masters Collection comprises some 150 works, including unique paintings, sculptures, and objects. The collection focuses on three major areas: Italian art in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries; Flemish and Dutch art in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and nineteenth-century Jewish art.

Selected works from the collection are on permanent display in the 16th–19th Century Art Galleries in the Main Building.

One of the masterpieces included in this exhibit is Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur, 1878, by the Jewish-Polish painter Maurycy Gottlieb – one of the works most closely associated with the Museum and its collections. In addition, the collection includes works by Peter Paul Rubens, Antony van Dyck, Jan Brueghel the Younger, David Teniers the Younger, Jan van Goyen, Giovanni Antonio Canal (Canaletto), Hyacinthe Rigaud, Jozef Israëls, and others.

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