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The novel 'Framed', which features National Gallery paintings, is a great resource for an English, drama or art project.

Paintings from the National Gallery Collection are integral to the novel 'Framed' by the award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce.

The novel has inspired schools across the UK to produce project work in art, English and drama.

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Get inspired

The characters, storyline and setting are all potential sources of inspiration, as are the National Gallery paintings featured in the book. See pupils' project work.

Paintings in 'Framed'

Pierre-Auguste Renoir: 'The Umbrellas'
The Umbrellas
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
English or French (?): 'The Wilton Diptych'
The Wilton Diptych
English or French (?)
Henriette Browne: 'A Greek Captive'
A Winter Landscape
Henriette Browne
Jan van Eyck: 'The Arnolfini Portrait'
Claude-Oscar Monet: 'Bathers at La Grenouillère'
Bathers at La Grenouillère
Claude-Oscar Monet
Hans Holbein the Younger: 'The Ambassadors'
The Ambassadors
Hans Holbein the Younger
Vincent van Gogh: 'Sunflowers'
Vincent van Gogh


Visit the National Gallery

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author of 'Framed' 

If you loved the book, why not arrange a school visit to the National Gallery to see the paintings?

Can't make it to London? Watch our interviews with the author and find out what inspired Frank Cottrell Boyce to write the novel 'Framed' and discover what his favourite National Gallery paintings are in our interviews with the author.