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Loan of a major work by Paul Gauguin to The National Gallery (Horsemen on the Beach) 18 Jan

Attendance figures for 1979 top 2.5 million 24 Jan

Second Sight - Claude and Turner 4 Feb

National Gallery and Open University liason 18 Feb

New National Gallery publication: The Anrep Mosaics 20 Feb

Bequest: Anonymous seventeenth century picture depicting Saint John the Baptist 27 Feb

Children's quiz: 'The Jungle Book' 27 Feb

Publication of the National Gallery report 1978 3 Mar

Loan of Chardin Still-Life (Still Life with a dish of oysters and a bottle) 5 Mar

The National Gallery lends French 19th century paintings of town and country 11 Mar

Exhibitions 1980 17 Mar

The Richard and Sophie Walzer Bequest 17 Mar

One day seminar: the framing of 17th to 19th century oil paintings 20 Mar

Acquisition: 'Portrait of a Gentleman' [later identified as Richard Milles] by Pompeo Batoni 28 Apr

Loan of major work by Daumier (The Fugitives) 6 May

The Artist's Eye - R.B. Kitaj 8 May

Three new audio visual shows, 'behind the scenes at The National Gallery' 11 Jun

'Fish and Ships' summer event for children 16 Jun

Acquisition: 'Landscape with Narcissus' by Pynas 1 Jul

Acquisition: 'Samson and Delilah' by Rubens 11 Jul

A month in London: 'Perseus on Pegasus' by Lord Leighton 16 Jul

Collaborative work by Rubens and Brueghel on loan to The National Gallery 21 Jul

Acquisition: 'A Young Man Holding a Skull' by Frans Hals 11 Aug

Guided tours at The National Gallery 28 Aug

'Portrait of a Young Man' by Titian on loan to The National Gallery 8 Sep

First Artist in residence - Maggi Hambling 24 Sep

Second Sight - Titian and Rembrandt 25 Sep

Ten Temporary Loans 17th century Dutch 3 Oct

Prime minister opens modernised galleries 8 Oct

The National Gallery lends French 19th century paintings of town and country 15 Oct

Acquisition: 'Christ taking leave of His Mother' by Albrecht Altdorfer 10 Nov

Exhibitions 1981 3 Dec

Christmas at The National Gallery 25 Nov

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