In 1845 a large bequest of British paintings was made by Robert Vernon; there was inadequate room in the Wilkins building so that they have been displayed first in Vernon’s city home at No. 50 Pall Mall and then at Marlborough House. The Gallery was even less well outfitted for its next main bequest, as J. M. W. Turner was to bequeath the whole contents of his studio, excepting unfinished works, to the nation upon his dying in 1851.
The design obtained a National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects in 1981. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Woman holding a steadiness by Johannes Vermeer.Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Taking the prepare to the National Gallery is incredibly handy – the gallery is on Trafalgar Square, near a number of Underground and National Rail stations.