The Sainsbury Wing Shop is among the premier specialist art bookshops in London, providing the full vary of National Gallery publications and several thousand books from other publishers. It also sells a wide array of postcards, posters, and presents. The Gallery’s function as an institution dedicated to fostering an understanding of artistic endeavors operates on a broad spectrum.
In 1845 a large bequest of British paintings was made by Robert Vernon; there was insufficient room in the Wilkins constructing so they had been displayed first in Vernon’s town house at No. 50 Pall Mall after which at Marlborough House. The Gallery was even less nicely outfitted for its next major bequest, as J. M. W. Turner was to bequeath the complete contents of his studio, excepting unfinished works, to the nation upon his dying in 1851.
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