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NG6569  George Stubbs  Whistlejacket  about 1762  (c) National Gallery, London
NG1314  Hans Holbein the Younger  Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve ('The Ambassadors')  1533  (c) National Gallery, London

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At the edge of Covent Garden, dominating the top of Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery houses one of the world’s most impressive collections of Western European paintings.

Owned by the nation, these works of art date from between the 13th and the 19th centuries, including masterpieces by many of the greatest talents ever to have applied paint to canvas: Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Titian, Goya, Degas, Cézanne, Turner. Among the most popular exhibits are Hans Holbein’s The Ambassadors, Claude Monet’s The Water Lily Pond and Vincent van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

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CURRENT EXHIBITION: MANTEGNA AND BELLINI AND COURTAULD IMPRESSIONISTS: FROM MANET TO CÉZANNE

Mantegna And Bellini

A tale of two artists and brothers-in-law, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ tells a story of art, family, rivalry, and personality.

Andrea Mantegna’s brilliant compositional innovation and Giovanni Bellini’s atmospheric, natural landscapes were groundbreaking – no one had seen anything like it before.

Following their respective careers in Padua and Venice, and Mantegna’s fame as court painter to the powerful Gonzaga family in nearby Mantua, ‘Mantegna and Bellini’ is the first-ever exhibition to explore the creative links between these artists.

It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see in London rare loans of paintings and drawings from around the world by two of the most influential artists of the Renaissance.

Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cézanne

A celebration of major Impressionist paintings from The Courtauld Gallery.

Opening at the National Gallery this autumn, 'Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to Cézanne' traces the development of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings through a selection of over forty masterpieces.

Enjoy highlights from The Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cézanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet, and Seurat alongside a selection of much-loved Impressionist paintings from the Gallery’s own holdings.

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