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National Gallery Photo 2017-11-22 14:38

The artist Marinus van Reymerswale is known mainly for his satirical paintings of three types of subject – the Banker and his Wife (after Quinten Massys), the Tax Gatherers, and Saint Jerome (after Dürer). ‘Two Tax-Gatherers’ by the Workshop of Marinus van Reymerswale can be seen in Room 14...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-22 10:07

Our exhibition, 'Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell', showcases stunning drawings and pastels by Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas. Admission free, donations welcome:
Here, against a rain-splattered meadow, a frieze of five racehorses and their jockey...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-21 16:05

Discover our beautiful selection of Christmas cards inspired by the Gallery’s collection. For a limited time you can buy one, get one half price on all Christmas cards and 2018 wall calendars. Every purchase supports the National Gallery. Shop now:

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In Northern Europe during the eighteenth-century, the imitation of sculpture in grisaille developed into highly illusionistic works of trompe l’oeil painted on panel or canvas. Like fresco, such paintings were a far more cost-effective way of achieving the effects of carving. Jacob de Wit excell...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-20 14:05

David Wilkie’s 'A Young Woman Kneeling at a Prayer Desk' was painted in 1813 and can be seen in Room 34:
In 2014 we were able to purchase this painting thanks to art teacher Marcia. She passed away in June 2012, leaving a generous gift in her will to the Galle...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-20 10:01

‘The Interior of the Buurkerk at Utrecht’ shows the interior of the Buurkerk at Utrecht from the door in the north side looking south-west. Pieter Saenredam, in contrast to some other Dutch architectural painters, always attempted to be as faithful to reality as possible when representing existi...

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-19 14:30

Pier Francesco Mola painted this subject several times. This painting, ‘The Rest on the Flight into Egypt’, is probably among the earliest of these treatments. A date in the early 1630s is likely. See this work in Room 37:

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-18 15:46

Johan Christian Dahl's fame as a landscape painter spread quickly across Europe. The view captured in ‘The Lower Falls of the Labrofoss’ falls to the west of present-day Oslo. Stand before this work in Room 46:

National Gallery Photo 2017-11-18 10:05

Jan van Eyck's 'Saint Barbara' constitutes the earliest known independent monochrome work on panel – that is, a work created neither as a preparatory study nor as part of a religious image – and it therefore holds a significant place in the development of grisaille painting.
Stand before ...

Gold | National Gallery - National Gallery 2017-11-17 15:05

Gold | National Gallery: Celebrate the festive season with our Gold film series starting on 24 November. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know about new episodes:
Go behind the scenes at the Gallery to explore how and why artists have used gol...

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Bronzino was born #OnThisDay in 1503. Classed as a Mannerist, he was the leading painter of mid-16th-century Florence. Bronzino's frescoes and religious paintings are as stylish and carefully designed as his portraits. See his works in our collection, including 'Madonna and Child' and '...

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See the only marble sculpture by Michelangelo in the UK and explore its relationship to works by Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael in our special display:
On until 28 January, ‘Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael around 1500’, offers a unique opportunity to study th...
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