I took to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum over the weeked so as to have access to the Wentworth-Fitzwilliam Art collection known as one of the most prestigious private collections in Britain now being exhibitted in Lisbon.
Despite not being very keen on animal represented paintings I was impressed by George Stubbs'.
Whistle Jacket with the Head groom and two other principal stallions - 1762 - oil on canvas.
Five of the Lord Rockingham's stag hounds in a landscape - 1762 - oil on canvas.
Portrait of Maud, 7th Countess Fitzwilliam by Philip de Laszlo (1869-1937) - 1911 - oil on canvas.
Virgin and child with two angels by Hans Memling (1433-1494) - 1485-90 - oil on paper (left)
Virgin in adoration by Quentin Massys (1466-1530) - 1491-1505 - oil on paper.
Adoration of the Magi by Master of the Holy Blood (active up to c.1530) - 1530 - oil on paper.
Virgin and child by Master of the female - Half-Lengths (active up to the first half of the 16th century) - 1520-50 - oil on paper.
Portrait of William Wentworth by Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769-1830) - 1827 - oil on canvas (left). Portrait of the children of the Earl of Strafford by Sir Anton Van Dyck (1599 -1641) - 1639-40 - oil on canvas (right).
Double portrait of the Prince and Princess Palatine by Gerrit van Honthorst (1590-1656) - 1632 - oil on canvas.
Cappriccio of a coastal scene with the anchored Dutch Men-o'-War by Jan Abrahamsz.Beerstraten (1622-1666) - mid 17th century - oil on canvas
Portrait of the 1st Duke of St. Albans by Simon Verelst (1644-1721) - 1676-80 - oil on canvas.
Portraits of Lady Henrietta Maria (right) and Charles Stanley (left) by Sir Anton Van Dyck - 1637-38 - oil on canvas.
Portraits of Lucy, the Countess of Carlisle (left) by Sir Anton Van Dyck - 1637 and Catherine of Braganza (right) by the workshop of Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) - 1663-65 - oil on canvas.
I was particularly fond of the exhibitted portraits and among those the ones painted by Van Dyck, though the portrait of the Portuguese Catarina de Bragança was quite impressive.