Highlights of the Baron de Ferrières collection
The 43 paintings given by the third Baron de Ferrières (1823-1908) in 1898 form the core of The Wilson’s fine art collection. The collection comprises Dutch paintings of the 17th century to the 19th century, as well as Belgian and French works.
You can explore some of the works in the collection below.
Gerrit Dou (1613-1675)
Gerrit Dou was the most celebrated member of the Leiden school of painters and he was taught by Rembrandt from the age...
Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667)
Metsu was trained by Gerrit Dou and became an important Dutch artist whose work rivalled that of Vermeer.
Hendrick Cornelisz. van Vliet (about 1611-1675)
Hendrick Cornelisz. van Vliet was from Delft, and is best known for his church interiors and portraits of the people of...
Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)
Claude-Joseph Vernet became the leading French landscape painter of his time.
Cornelius Springer (1817-1891)
Cornelius Springer was an upcoming Dutch painter at the time de Ferrières was collecting, winning a gold medal for a...
Andreas Schelfhout (1787-1870) and Jozef Moerenhout (1801-1875)
Landscape painter Andreas Schelfhout and figure painter Jozef Moerenhout collaborated on paintings.
Joseph Le Roy (1812-1860)
Joseph Le Roy was a painter from Brussels. He specialised in military scenes and animal paintings.