Published: March 4, 2012

The London National Gallery


The introductory article

In the 1824 decision of the British Parliament was opened by the London National Gallery. London at that time was the last of the European capitals, which did not exist an art museum, open to the public. These museums like the Uffizi, the Louvre and the Hermitage, emerged from the collections of kings and sovereign princes, were transferred to the people in the late XVIII-early XIX century. In the same collection of monarchs of England were still their property and decorated with a royal palaces.

Art collections available to the viewer, were concentrated in the three art centers in England. In the British Museum, founded in 1753, it was possible to admire the sculptures, medals and books, but the paintings there was quite a bit. Dalidzhskaya gallery, built by the architect John Soane and open to the public in 1814, was, in essence, a private museum, whose collection of paintings included in the main works of XVII-XVIII centuries. Finally, the Royal Academy was founded in 1768 as an educational institution and place of the exhibition ....

The lady behind harpsichord :: Jan Vermeer (1632-1675)

Great book publishers Olma Media Group. In a series of "Masterpieces of world art in your home," came out as "Louvre", "Dresden Gallery", "Prado", "Uffizi".

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