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Thomas Lister, 4th Baron Ribblesdale, is shown in hunting clothes in this portrait by John Singer Sargent. He was a Trustee of the National Gallery from 1909 until his death: http://bit.ly/1JJrKfy
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Post-Impressionist painter Henri Rousseau died #OnThisDay in 1910. Rousseau claimed that he had gained knowledge of the jungle while serving as a regimental bandsman in Mexico in the 1860s, but this seems to be a fiction and his paintings were probably inspired by visits to the botanical gardens in Paris and by prints. His painting 'Surprised!' is part of our collection: http://bit.ly/1TODMzj
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#MySoundscapes Danielle Waldman, our Retail and Visitor Engagement Assistant, hears 'Power, Corruption and Lies' by New Order when she looks at Ignace-Henri-Théodore Fantin-Latour's 'A Basket of Roses': "Fantin-Latour's painting 'A Basket of Roses' was chosen as the cover of New Order's second album, 'Power Corruption and Lies', by designer Peter Saville. I can't look at this painting without associating it with the album. It is, possibly, a perfect example of appropriation. I like that there is no obvious connection between the painting and album. Some people see/read it as a visual epitaph like funeral flowers to Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division who died by suicide. The song 'Your Silent Face' from the album and Fantin-Latour’s muted colour palette are certainly a melancholic arrangement for me."

Our exhibition, 'Soundscapes', closes on 6 September. Don't miss your last chance to 'hear' the paintings and 'see' the sound: http://bit.ly/1UjrcZe
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The richly dressed lady, featured in 'A Young Woman standing at a Virginal' by Johannes Vermeer, stands in a prosperous Dutch home with paintings on the wall, a marble-tiled floor, and a skirting of locally produced Delft blue and white tiles.

The two paintings on the wall behind her cannot be identified with certainty. The small landscape on the left resembles work by Vermeer’s Delft colleague Pieter Groenewegen. The second painting is attributed to Cesar van Everdingen and shows the motif of Cupid holding a card: http://bit.ly/1PT76Pt
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glad to see this painter , awesome painter of light and life
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This painting is one of five beach scenes produced by Claude Monet in the summer of 1870. The figure to the left is probably Monet's wife Camille, and the woman on the right may be the wife of Eugène Boudin, whose own beach scenes influenced the work of Monet: http://bit.ly/1TpBzKE
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Now in its final week, our immersive and site-specific 'Soundscapes' exhibition encourages visitors to ‘hear’ the paintings and ‘see’ the sound. Book now: http://bit.ly/1TvTL5m
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Hendrick ter Brugghen's 'The Concert' takes a scene favoured by Caravaggio and his followers - a group of musicians seen by candlelight - and treats it in his own distinctive manner, placing the dramatically lit figures against a light background: http://bit.ly/1JJpbu9
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For her #MySoundscapes, Melanie Phillips, Head of Visitor Engagement, hears 'Naturals not in it' by Gang of Four from the Marie Antoinette soundtrack when she looks at 'Madame de Pompadour at her Tambour Frame' by François-Hubert Drouais: "As the song contains the lyrics 'The problems of leisure, what to do for pleasure?/Ideal love, a new purchase, a market of the senses/ Dream of the perfect life/Economic circumstances, the body is good business', I have always thought the lyrics summed up the hedonistic decadence of life at Versailles."

Join us tomorrow to experience an after-hours opening of #Soundscapes, before it closes on Sunday: http://on.fb.me/1JJnDAa
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Saint Jerome was a monk and a scholar who compiled the standard Latin translation of the Bible, the Vulgate. This painting 'Saint Jerome in his Study' is currently part of our 'Soundscapes' exhibition, where artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have created a response. Closing on 6 September, book now: http://bit.ly/1TpPWhQ
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'A Regatta on the Grand Canal' by Canaletto depicts the annual carnival regatta in Venice. Some of the figures in the foreground wear the 'bauta', a costume of white mask and black cape which was typically worn during the carnival: http://bit.ly/1JGZ0nL
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Removing one string from a violin, Susan Philipsz's sound installation in response to 'The Ambassadors' "makes discord perceptible throughout the gallery space."
Don't miss our immersive 'Soundscapes' exhibition, on until the 6 September. Book now: http://bit.ly/1Tvk9fD
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'Three Miracles of Saint Zenobius', by Sandro Botticelli is from a series illustrating the life of the 5th-century bishop Zenobius, one of Florence's patron saints. This painting and 'Four Scenes from the Early Life of Saint Zenobius' were perhaps made as domestic decorations for a patrician family: http://bit.ly/1Kdqx6N
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The National Gallery in London houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries, with works by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, Turner, Renoir, Cezanne, Van Gogh and more. This collection is on show 361 days a year, free of charge.

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