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Record attendance figures for 1984 14 Jan

Famous El Greco on loan to the National Gallery - 'View of Toledo' 8 Feb

Bequest: Portrait of a girl attributed to J.G. Cuyp 18 Feb

Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Ireland exhibition 5 Mar

Blooming secrets: Easter quiz [Mar]

Hampton site development update 2 Apr

Major sponsorship for the development of the Hampton site 2 Apr

Early release: Acquisition in Focus: Luca Giordano 'Perseus turning Phineas and his followers to stone' 11 Apr

National Gallery trustees deplore the level of the current purchase grant 23 Apr

Exhibitions 1986 23 Apr

Summer evening opening 10 May

Hughie O'Donoghue Artist in residence 17 May

Acquisition in Focus Luca Giordano 'Perseus turning Phineas and his followers to stone' 30 May

Creation of an endowment fund for the National Gallery by Mr J. Paul Getty Jnr [undated]

The writing on the wall - summer events for children 15 Jul

The Artist's Eye - Francis Bacon 23 Aug

New Artist in residence June Redfern 13 Sep

Justin de Blank at the National Gallery 1 Oct

'David with the head of Goliath' by Guido Reni on loan to the National Gallery 7 Oct

The Artist's eye - Francis Bacon 7 Oct

The National Gallery - The Hampton Site 10 Oct

Exhibitions 1986 - Acquisition in Focus: 'Mr and Mrs Coltman' by Joseph Wright of Derby; The Artist's Eye: Patrick Caulfield; Artist in Residence: June Redfern; Dutch Landscapes: The Early Years 11 Oct

Three new acquisitions: 'Triptych: The Virgin and Child in Glory' attributed to the Master of the Saint Bartholomew 'Portrait of a Man' by Greuze 'A vision of the Madonna of the Pillar to Saint James' by Bayeu y Subias 11 Oct

Reciprocal loan of Gauguin and Courbet 11 Oct

Christmas at the National Gallery 23 Oct

Acquisition in focus 'Mr and Mrs Coltman' by Joseph Wright of Derby 18 Nov

Acquisition: 'The Balbi Children' by Van Dyck 21 Nov

Acquisition: 'The Virgin and Child with Angels' by the Master of the Saint Bartholomew Altarpiece 2 Dec

Record attendances for the National Gallery 17 Dec

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