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The National Gallery started on the inception of George IV in 1824 when he persuaded the government to purchase 38 major paintings of which some include works from Rafael and Rembrandt. The collection continued to grow as rich benefactors contributed works of art and money.

The Gallery?s permanent collection consists of art works dating from the 13th to 20th Centuries and are chronologically exhibited throughout the gallery. There are four major galleries located in one floor which is Level 2 and are color coded. You will find the works of art in year order as follows: Sainsbury Wing -1250-1500, North Wing -500-1600, West Wing-600-1700 and East Wing-1700-1900. The ?lesser? paintings (if you can say such a thing) can be found on the lower floor of all periods.

My favorite wing has to be The Sainsbury Wing (Blue room paintings from 1250-1500) since here is where I find the earlier works of art from painters like ?Baptism of Christ ? Piero della Francessa (1415-1492), ?Venus and Mars? Sando Boticelli (1445-1510),just to name a few.

Address: Trafalgar Square, WC2
Directions: Charing Cross or Leicester Square tubes
Phone: 0 20 7747 2885
Website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 30, 2008
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