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Antonello da Messina may have painted 'Saint Jerome in his Study' when he was in Venice in the 1470s; his style was much influenced by Netherlandish painting seen in the detailed treatment of objects such as the hanging towel and the view through the window. This work hangs in Room 62: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Antonello da Messina may have painted 'Saint Jerome in his Study' when

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Francesco Guardi's 'Villa del Timpano Arcuato at Paese' is one of a set of four topographical views of Venetian villas painted for John Strange, the British Resident in Venice from 1773-90. See this work in Room 39: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Francesco Guardi's 'Villa del Timpano Arcuato at Paese' is one of a

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The woman depicted on the left of Pieter de Hooch's 'A Musical Party in a Courtyard' is playing a violin. The painting is characteristic of de Hooch's Amsterdam period. In contrast to the middle-class interiors of his Delft paintings, he now focuses on more sophisticated domestic settings and elegant figures: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The woman depicted on the left of Pieter de Hooch's 'A Musical

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The central figure in this work by Anthony van Dyck has been identified as George Gage, a diplomat and an agent in Italy and the Netherlands for the great English collectors of the early 17th century. His family arms (a saltire and sun in splendour) entwined with the family crest (a ram's head) are on the sculpted pedestal, seen bottom right: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The central figure in this work by Anthony van Dyck has been

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07/23/2017 at 13:25. Facebook
The costume depicted in this portrait suggests a date after 1460, perhaps around 1466. It also suggests that the sitter is a gentlewoman, rather than a member of the nobility: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The costume depicted in this portrait suggests a date after 1460 perhaps

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07/23/2017 at 09:14. Facebook
André Derain spent the summer of 1905 at Collioure, a French seaside town near the Spanish border, working side-by-side with his friend Henri Matisse. Both artists painted Madame Matisse wearing this brilliant Japanese robe. This work is on display in Room 41, as part of our newly refurbished Wohl Galleries: [ Bit.ly Link ]
André Derain spent the summer of 1905 at Collioure a French seaside

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07/22/2017 at 14:16. Facebook
Canaletto's 'The Stonemason's Yard' is considered one of his finest works. The informal nature of the scene and the unusual view across the Grand Canal suggest that it was made for a local Venetian patron rather than a foreign visitor to Venice: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Canaletto's 'The Stonemason's Yard' is considered one of his finest works The

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Manon Balletti was the daughter of an actress in the Comédie Italienne company, and became engaged to Casanova at about the time the portrait was painted. In 1760 she married a more reputable though older suitor, the architect Jacques-François Blondel: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Manon Balletti was the daughter of an actress in the Comédie Italienne

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07/21/2017 at 13:48. Facebook
In 'A Street Show in Paris' by Gabriel-Jacques de Saint-Aubin, the characters Harlequin and Crispin are shown duelling on a simple stage. Street theatre was popular in 18th-century Paris, and these characters are from the 'commedia dell'arte' a popular form of comic theatre that originated in Italy: [ Bit.ly Link ]
In 'A Street Show in Paris' by Gabriel Jacques de Saint Aubin

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07/20/2017 at 13:24. Facebook
This painting, signed on one of the stones to the left of the tree, is one of the most varied of Jan van der Heyden's architectural fantasies. The work was probably painted in the late 1660s and this is confirmed by the costume of the figures, which may have been painted by Adriaen van de Velde: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This painting signed on one of the stones to the left of

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The sitter in this portrait is Alexander Mornauer, town clerk of Landshut in Bavaria between 1464 and 1488. He is identified by the letter he holds, which is addressed to him: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The sitter in this portrait is Alexander Mornauer town clerk of Landshut

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Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas was born #OnThisDay in 1834. Discover how Degas's 'Beach Scene' came to be one of the first French Impressionist paintings to enter the Gallery's collection, the important role of changing tastes and the bequest of collector, Hugh Lane.
Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas was born OnThisDay in 1834 Discover how Degas's

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Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas was born #OnThisDay in 1834. Degas is famous as a painter of ballet dancers, and the theme of the dance class or rehearsal was one of the preoccupations of his later career. This study hangs in Room 42: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas was born OnThisDay in 1834 Degas is famous

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died #OnThisDay in 1610. He painted 'Boy bitten by a Lizard' in about 1594-5. It's most unusual for a late 16th-century painting to show a figure so realistically in a moment of action, and for a still life to be so prominent: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Watch our curator Letizia Treves guide you through the tumultuous life of Caravaggio here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died OnThisDay in 1610 He painted 'Boy bitten

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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died #OnThisDay in 1610. Characterised by their dramatic, almost theatrical lighting, Caravaggio's paintings were controversial, popular, and hugely influential on succeeding generations of painters all over Europe. See his work, 'Salome receives the Head of John the Baptist', in Room 32: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio died OnThisDay in 1610 Characterised by their dramatic

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'A Knight with his Jousting Helmet' is an early work by Giovanni Battista Moroni, probably of the later 1550s. A brace on the soldier's left leg, the 'piede ferito' (wounded foot) that gives the painting its popular title, may indicate a wound sustained in a battle or a joust, or a congenital deformity: [ Bit.ly Link ]
'A Knight with his Jousting Helmet' is an early work by Giovanni

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Giuseppe Gabrielli's 'The National Gallery 1886, Interior of Room 32' can be seen in Gallery A. Almost nothing is known about this artist.
The painting shows visitors in the North room of the Barry block, a suite of sumptuously decorated rooms opened at the National Gallery in 1876: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun painted this portrait of Mademoiselle Brongniart in 1788. Alexandrine-Emilie was the daughter of the architect Alexandre-Theodore Brongniart. Brogniart was a friend of the artist who briefly took refuge in his Paris house during the turbulent autumn of 1789: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun painted this portrait of Mademoiselle Brongniart in

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Joshua Reynolds was born #OnThisDay in 1723. Reynolds was the leading English portraitist of the 18th century. Through study of ancient and Italian Renaissance art, and of the work of Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Dyck, he brought great variety and dignity to British portraiture. See his portraits, including 'Lady Cockburn and her Three Eldest Sons', in Rooms 34 and 36: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Joshua Reynolds was born OnThisDay in 1723 Reynolds was the leading English

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