The National Gallery London Celebrates its 200th Birthday

28 May 2024

London’s National Gallery opened the doors to its first home, 100 Pall Mall, on 10th May 1824. The original core of the collection was paintings owned by the banker John Julius Angerstein, followed by the gift of connoisseur and collector Sir George Beaumont. The growing group of works has been housed since 1838 in William Wilkins’s neoclassical building which dominates Trafalgar Square.

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