Artists whose work is hung in the National Gallery include:
The collection was established in 1824, when the art collection of John Julius Angerstein was bought for the nation. The gallery was built in the 1830s by architect William Wilkins; it has been expanded four times, most recently with the Sainsbury Wing in 1991 which houses the Gallery's Early Renaissance paintings. This Wing houses works by Van Eyck, Piero della Francesca, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael, as well as the Wilton Diptych.
The National Portrait Gallery has an adjoining site on Charing Cross Road.
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Official Website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/