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National Gallery

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  • Museum Type: Congeries Repository
  • Sight Category: Museums

Statue Of James II In Front Of National Gallery West Wing

Objects of Art

A Bearded Man in a Cap Painting
A Franciscan Friar Painting
A Lady with a Squirrel and a Starling Painting
A Waterfall in a Rocky Landscape Painting
A Woman Bathing in a Stream Painting
An Allegory with Venus and Cupid Painting
An Extensive Landscape with a Ruined Castle and a Village Church Painting
Bacchus and Ariadne Painting
Bathers at Asnieres Painting
Belshazzar's Feast Painting
Cavalry Making a Sortie from a Fort on a Hill Painting
Christ and Adulterous Woman Painting
Ecce Homo Painting
Edward Grimston Painting
Equestrian Portrait of Charles I Painting
Exhibition of a Rhinoceros at Venice Painting
Experiment with a Bird in an Air Pump Painting
Flora Painting
Joseph with Jacob in Egypt Painting
Lady Elizabeth Thimbleby and Dorothy, Viscountess Andover Painting
Landscape with the Marriage of Isaac and Rebecca Painting
Les Grandes Baigneuses Painting
Madame Moitessier Painting
Man in Red Turban Painting
Margaretha de Geer (bust length) Painting
Martyrdom of St Sebastian Painting
Minerva Protects Pax from Mars Painting
Mr and Mrs Andrews Painting
Portrait of a Man Painting
Portrait of a Man Painting
Portrait of Aechje Claesdr Painting
Portrait of Frederick Rihel on Horseback Painting
Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife Painting
Portrait of Jacob Trip Painting
Portrait of Margaretha de Geer Painting
Portrait of Philips Lucasz Painting
River Landscape with Horsemen and Peasants Painting
Self Portrait as a Philosopher Painting
Self Portrait at the Age of 34 Painting
Self Portrait in a Straw Hat Painting
Self-portrait Painting
Self-portrait Painting
Shortly after the Marriage Painting
St George and the Dragon (Domenichino) Painting
St George and the Dragon (Paolo Uccello) Painting
St George and the Dragon (Tintoretto) Painting
St Paul on Malta Painting
Sun Rising through Vapour: Fishermen Cleaning and Selling Fish Painting
Sunflowers (Van Gogh IV) Painting
The Ambassadors Painting
The Annunciation, with St Emidius Painting
The Apostle Paul Painting
The Doge Leonardo Loredan Painting
The Donne Triptych Painting
The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to Her Last Berth to Be Broken Up Painting
The Hay Wain Painting
The Interior of the Buurkerk at Utrecht Painting
The Lamentation Painting
The School of Love Painting
The Stonemason's Yard Painting
The Story of Papirius Painting
The Sultan Mehmet II Painting
The Tailor Painting
The Umbrellas Painting
The Vision of St Helena Painting
The Vision of the Blessed Gabriele Painting
The Wilton Diptych Painting
The Young Schoolmistress Painting
Tiger in a Tropical Storm Painting
View of Deventer Seen from the North-West Painting
Virgin and Child Painting
Virgin and Child Enthroned Painting
Whistlejacket Painting


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1856/09/20 Truman O Angell Visitor Truman O Angell visits the National Gallery in London but he was not impressed Truman O Angell's Tour of British Isles
1919/00/00 Harry MacElhone Barman Originally using creme de menthe, Harry MacElhone creates "White Lady" at Ciro's Club in London. Clement Hobson opened Ciro's London in Orange Street, behind the National Gallery, in May 1915 as a private club. White Lady
1941/00/00 Henry Moore Artist A terrifying vista of recumbent shapes, "Tube Shelter Perspective" by Henry Moore, is exhibited at the National Gallery. Tube Shelter Perspective (Moore)
1990/00/00 Hisham Matar Life Hisham Matar becomes fascinated with Sienese School of Painting from the 13, 14 and 15 centuries, visiting the National Gallery on his lunch break and standing in front one painting for most of the hour. Choosing a different picture every week. A Month In Siena (book)

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Area of Significance Art

English National Heritage List: 1066236

Creative Works »

Leda and the Swan (poem) Poem William Butler Yeats Yeats may have been inspired by the 'Leda and the Swan' painting at National Gallery.

Leda and the Swan (poem)


A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.

How can those terrified vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?

A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
And Agamemnon dead.
Being so caught up,
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,
Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?

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