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"National Gallery of Art: Older Works" National Gallery of Art Tip by dek516

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.: 84 reviews and 236 photos

  da Vinci portrait
by dek516

A large collection of art from the Medieval period to the Renaissance to 16th and 17th century Dutch and Flemish works are housed on the second floor of the Gallery.

Medieval works are almost always religious in theme. Unless you're a big fan, take in a few of these rooms and move on-- all of these works start to look similar after a while.

Renaissance works include paintings by Botticelli and Raphael, as well as a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci's painting is probably the most famous at the Gallery and is the only painting by the artist located in the United States.

Dutch and Flemish works are often of daily life scenes and frequently focus on the effects of light on a setting. The Gallery houses numerous works by Rembrandt and his studio.

Address: 3rd & 7th Streets at Constitution Avenue,
Phone: (202) 737-4215

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  • Written Apr 21, 2008
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