The National Gallery houses the national collection of Western European painting: over 2,300 pictures dating from 1250 to 1900. The collection includes all the major European schools of painting and masterpieces by many great artists.
Paintings in the National Gallery include:
Sandro Botticelli: Venus and Mars
Leonardo da Vinci: The Virgin of the Rocks, Cartoon of The Virgin and Child with St. Anne and St. John the Baptist
Raphael: Portrait of Pope Julius II, The Madonna of the Pinks
Titian: Bacchus and Ariadne
Rembrandt van Rijn: Belshazzar's Feast, two self portraits
J. M. W. Turner: The Fighting Temeraire, Rain, Steam and Speed
John Constable: The Hay Wain
Vincent van Gogh: Sunflowers, Van Gogh's Chair
Open daily 10:00-18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00.
Closed 1 January and 24-26 December.
Quietest times are early week-day morning and 18:00 - 21:00 Wednesday.
The National Gallery is Free to all visitors.
(A charge may be made for temporary exhibitions)
The National Gallery
London WC2N 5DN
Tube: Charing Cross & Leicester Square
(The National Portrait Gallery is very close - around the corner on St Martin's Place)
Official National Gallery Web Site