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Johannes Vermeer - A Young Woman standing at a Virginal (1670–1672).
Anthonis van Dyck - Equestrian Portrait of Charles I - National Gallery, London
Anthony van Dyck, Equestrian Portrait of Charles I (1637–1638).

The National Gallery is the primary British national public art gallery, sited on Trafalgar Square, in central London. It is home to one of the world's greatest collections of Western European paintings. Founded in 1824, from an initial purchase of 36 paintings by the British Government, its collections have since grown to about 2,300 paintings by roughly 750 artists dating from the mid-13th century to 1900, most of which are on display. This page lists some of the highlights of the collection.

For the list of all named painters in the collection and their works, see Catalogue of paintings in the National Gallery, London.

Paintings highlights

Seurat bathers
Georges-Pierre Seurat, Bathers at Asnières (1884).
Vincent Willem van Gogh 127
Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers (1888).
Hans Holbein the Younger - The Ambassadors - Google Art Project
Hans Holbein the Younger, The Ambassadors (1533).
Leonardo da Vinci - Virgin of the Rocks (National Gallery London)
Leonardo da VinciThe Virgin of the Rocks (1495–1508).
Raphael Madonna of the Pinks
Raphael, The Madonna of the Pinks (La Madonna dei Garofani) (1506–07).

Galleries

Paintings

Dutch Paintings
English Paintings
Flemish Paintings
French Paintings
German Paintings
Italian Paintings
Spanish Paintings
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