On loan from the Government Art Collection, © Crown copyright: UK Government Art Collection

Almost nothing is known about this artist.

The painting shows visitors in the North room of the Barry block, a suite of sumptuously decorated rooms opened at the National Gallery in 1876. This palatial space was always intended for the display of large-scale works of art and today holds 17th-century Italian Baroque paintings.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1863 - 1886
Full title
The National Gallery 1886, Interior of Room 32
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
110 x 142 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Government Art Collection
Inventory number
Location in Gallery