Corot: The Four Times of Day
Learn more about the technique, theme, and history of Corot's series, 'The Four Times of Day.'
Collecting and displaying art: Longford Castle and the National Gallery
Over the course of the 18th century, an outstanding collection of portraits and Old Master paintings was built up at Longford Castle. Later, a few of these artworks were put on display at the National Gallery.
Barocci: a lesson in drawing
Discover the technical brilliance and creative mastery of one of the Renaissance's finest artists with our unique online resource.
A unique opportunity to compare and contrast two versions of Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' - one from The National Gallery, London, one from Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
In the line of fire: Manet's 'The Execution of Maximilian'
Who are the men in Manet's masterpiece? Learn about the history of its subjects and how the painting ended up in fragments on the National Gallery walls.
The hidden Leonardo
Read about the 2005 discovery of a hidden drawing lying beneath Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks
Sunflowers: Symbols of happiness
Yellow symbolised happiness for Van Gogh. Read about his famous 'Sunflowers' paintings and the story of his life.
Learn how to identify saints in National Gallery paintings. Follow their legends and discover more about their special roles
Paintings in depth: Diana and Actaeon
Find out about the commission, the story and the painting.
Heroine of Trafalgar: The Fighting Temeraire
Read about Turner's celebrated painting of the last voyage of an old war hero – The Fighting Temeraire.
How to spot a Raphael
Learn how The Madonna of the Pinks was identified as a work by Raphael.
The Grand Tour
Discover how the adventures of young aristocrats had a lasting impact on the National Gallery Collection.
The real Madame de Pompadour
She was the most powerful courtesan of her day, but who was the real Madame de Pompadour?
Paintings in depth: Verrocchio unveiled
Discover how conservation work helped to identify two works by Leonardo’s teacher, Andrea del Verrocchio.
Art in the making
Listen to curators, conservators and staff from the Scientific Department at the Gallery talking about their research on a selection of paintings