Hermitage Museum The Painting CollectionAll rights reserved. Rights belong to their respective owners. Availablefree for non-commercial and personal use. First created 23 Jul 2012. Version 1.0 - 2 Aug 2012. Jerry Tse. London.
The Hermitage Museum was founded in 1764 byCatherine the Great. Many works were originallypart of her collection. Vast sums were spent on thecollection.
15 th CenturyMadonna Litta shows Mary breast feeding a babyJesus whose life depended on his mother. It is themost well-known painting of the museum.
16 th CenturyThere are so few paintings by Giorgione (only 6). Any of his painting isimportant.
16th CenturyLucas Cranach was a German Renaissance painter.He was court painter in Saxony.
16th CenturyEl Greco was a Greek. At the age of 34, he moved toSpain, where he lived and worked until his death.
17 th Century17C Flemish paintings are wellrepresented. In particular, there is aroom filled with giant paintings of theFrans Snyders.