Hidden gems: Solimena's 'Dido receiving Aeneas and Cupid disguised as Ascanius'

Date and time

Wednesday 14 June, 1–1.30pm

Room 32

Gayna Pelham


Admission free

Places are limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment

The National Gallery is home to some of the most instantly recognisable pictures in the world. However, amongst these 2,400 works are paintings which may not be so widely known, but that also have the power to astonish and amaze.

Join us to discover some of these hidden gems.

Lunchtime talks

Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.

Supported by Elizabeth and Daniel Peltz OBE

Image above: Francesco Solimena, Dido receiving Aeneas and Cupid disguised as Ascanius, 1710