About the Museum


Interior View, National Gallery
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Interior View, National Gallery

Exterior View, National Gallery
Photo: The National Gallery, London., The National Gallery, London

Exterior View, National Gallery

Interior View, National Gallery
Photo: The National Gallery, London, The National Gallery

Interior View, National Gallery

Interior View, National Gallery
Photo: The National Gallery, London, The National Gallery

Interior View, National Gallery

Interior View, National Gallery
Photo: The National Gallery, London

Interior View, National Gallery

In this vast palace of art on Trafalgar Square, the grand tradition of European painting is proudly on display. One of the world’s great national collections, it was founded in 1824 under the auspices of the House of Commons, with the belief in art’s edifying virtues for all classes of society. The focus of national pride for centuries, this museum has benefited as heir to many of England’s important collections. Thus, there are no shortages of masterpieces among the 2,300 works on display from the 13th century through the early 20th century.

Collection Highlights


Whistlejacket

George Stubbs

Whistlejacket
The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up

Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up
Sunflowers

Vincent van Gogh

Sunflowers
The Arnolfini Portrait

Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait
The Ambassadors

Hans Holbein The Younger

The Ambassadors
National Gallery: Collection Highlights
Whistlejacket
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George Stubbs

Whistlejacket, c.1762
© National Gallery, London
The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up
Photo: The National Gallery, London., The National Gallery Photographi

Joseph Mallord William Turner

The Fighting Temeraire tugged to her last berth to be broken up, 1838-1939
© National Gallery, London
Sunflowers
Photo: The National Gallery, London., The National Gallery Photographi

Vincent van Gogh

Sunflowers, 1888
© National Gallery, London
The Arnolfini Portrait
Photo: The National Gallery London., The National Gallery Photographi

Jan van Eyck

The Arnolfini Portrait, 1434
© National Gallery, London
The Ambassadors
Photo: The National Gallery, London., The National Gallery Photographi

Hans Holbein The Younger

The Ambassadors, 1533
© National Gallery, London
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