Britain's National Gallery was founded in 1824. It is now housed inside a building designed by William Wilkins and constructed between 1832 and 1838.
National Gallery - facade
National Gallery - facade
The Pierre Bergé room is named after the French businessman and art collector who founded the refurbishment of the room in 1998.
Gavron Room with paintings by Rembrandt
Gavron Room with paintings by Rembrandt
ceiling of the Pierre Bergé room
ceiling of the Pierre Bergé room
The building was extended between 1872 and 1876 to plans by Edward Middleton Barry. The Barry rooms are laid out in the form of a greek cross with a central octagon.
ceiling of the central octagon of the Barry rooms
ceiling of the central octagon of the Barry rooms
The Main Vestibule was designed by John Taylor and constructed between 1884 and 1887. The floor mosaic were created by Russian-born artist Boris Anrep between 1928 and 1952.
Main Vestibule with "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist" by Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
Main Vestibule with "The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist" by Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes
main vestibule ceiling
main vestibule ceiling
The Annenberg Court was created as part of the East Wing redevelopment between 2003 and 2005. It features the wall painting "Messengers" by Bridget Riley, created specifically for the National Gallery.
Annenberg Court with "Messengers" by Bridget Riley
Annenberg Court with "Messengers" by Bridget Riley
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