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18Jun/19

The History Of London's National Gallery In 1 Minute

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William Wilkins’s building

The National Gallery is on Trafalgar Square, which is among the busiest vacationer locations in London. It is a grand constructing of pale gray limestone, with a central dome and a large Classical style porch (portico) like an Ancient Greek temple. To the left facet, the gallery has a large new constructing referred to as The Sainsbury Wing. Founded by Parliament in 1824, the National Gallery houses the nation’s collection of Western European work from the late 13th to the early twentieth century.

Paintings within the permanent assortment date from the Middle Ages to the current. The West Building has an extensive collection of work and sculptures by European masters from the medieval interval through the late nineteenth century, as well as pre-twentieth century works by American artists. Highlights of the collection embrace many work by Jan Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and … Read More