National Gallery, London

The National Gallery is an art museum located on Trafalgar Square in the West End of Central London. The Gallery was established in 1824 and first displayed in a townhouse on Pall Mall; its current premises were designed for the purpose by architect William Wilkins and constructed in the 1830s. It houses paintings by Jan van Eyck, Hans Holbein, and J.M.W. Turner.

Coordinates

Latitude: 51.508933603869
Longitude: -0.129212737083

Timeline of Events Associated with National Gallery, London

Date Event Manage
6 Mar 1867

Royal Academy moves to Burlington House

Illustration of the Royal AcademyOn 6 March 1867, the Royal Academy signed the lease for its new premises at Burlington House. The Academy had previously shared the premises of the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. The move was prompted by a Royal Commission report of 1863 that recommended that both institutions required additional space. Image: William Shipley, Nineteenth-Century Illustration of the Royal Academy of Arts in Piccadilly, London. This image is in the public domain in the United States because its copyright has expired.

Articles

Pamela Fletcher, "On the Rise of the Commercial Art Gallery in London"