National Gallery

Christopher Gibbs: the man who brokered £50m Getty grant to the National Gallery—and fed Princess Margaret hash brownies

The antiques dealer was more than an “acid-tripping ex-roué once known as the king of Chelsea”


Court rejects claim to Matisse owned by National Gallery

Rebuffing heirs, an appeals panel in New York says the court lacks jurisdiction

Three to see: London

Monet takes on the city at the National Gallery and it is the final week of the once-in-a-lifetime Charles I show at the Royal Academy

Monet's urban obsession explored in major new London show

National Gallery exhibition, which includes Rouen cathedral paintings, reveals another side of French Impressionist

National Gallery in London accused of altering attribution of Hermitage's 'Leonardo' for 2011 blockbuster show

Leading scholar says gallery's own curators believed Madonna Litta to be by Boltraffio, a pupil of the master

Three to see: London

From Tacita Dean's double-header, including films of David Hockney and fermenting pears, to a Tate Modern takeover by Joan Jonas

Podcast episode 23: The death of Venice?

Salvatore Settis on the moral revival that could save Italy's sinking city, plus Tacita Dean on her three major London shows

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Tacita Dean on her three major London shows

From genre fluidity to the British artist's love of analogue film

The National Gallery’s issue of trust

I only found out by accident how well off the museum really is

Three to see: London

From Picasso's year of masterpieces at Tate Modern to his fellow Spaniard Murillo's portraits at the National Gallery

Why visitor numbers at two of London’s major museums have plunged

Fewer blockbusters the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery meant UK audiences stayed away

Olafur Eliasson on how his light installation at the National Gallery changes perceptions—in more ways than one

This exclusive extract by the Danish-Icelandic artist accompanies the London museum’s Monochrome show

Rusty Powell, director of Washington’s National Gallery of Art, to retire in 2019

The museum’s fourth and longest-serving leader says his greatest achievements are building for the future

Three to see: London

Nothing is quite black and white at the National Gallery, while Marie Jacotey’s enigmatic illustrations provide further mysteries

Exhibition shines light on painter who gave up art to run London’s National Gallery

Frederic Burton spent late career acquiring some of museum’s best-known masterpieces


Podcast episode one: Nazi loot and Rachel Whiteread

Nazi-loot conference at London’s National Gallery. Plus: Rachel Whiteread on “mummifying the air” at Tate Britain

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UK’s restitution powers to be extended indefinitely for Nazi-era loot

New legislation will remove legal restrictions that prevent many museums from deaccessioning works

Giovanni da Rimini's images of religious splendour shine in the National Gallery

A Renaissance masterpiece is unveiled, but its mystery remains unsolved

Sebastiano and his mentor Michelangelo arrive in London

The National Gallery explores the highs and lows of this prolific partnership

Reynolds' experiments a real headache for conservators

Research project and show explain conservators’ difficulties with his techniques


Städel shows off its ‘new’ portrait by Raphael

The painting came up for sale at auction in 2007 in Vienna, where it was catalogued as being by an “imitator” of Raphael

The big hole in Britain’s National Gallery: Bring back the Victorians

The omission of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood could be rectified by judicious loans

Books: The National Gallery’s latest Technical Bulletin makes some great discoveries

The volume is a compendium of papers presented at the Gallery in September 2009

The mysteries of Leonardo: A review of the National Gallery's new exhibition on the master

An exhibition catalogue that is erudite, sound and elegant—but for scholars, not the general reader

New insights into Leonardo's only portrait of a male sitter

The music depicted in Portrait of a Musician, 1485-88, currently on loan to the National Gallery, London, may have been composed by the artist

Is the Salvator Mundi a Leonardo? The National Gallery seems to think so

A new exhibition includes the newly discovered painting, ratifying it as the genuine article