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Do you have a question for our Associate Artist, George Shaw? Join us this Thursday for our latest Twitter Q&A, starting at 4pm (BST). To submit your question, tweet us using the hashtag #AskTheGallery: http://bit.ly/2bLNNv6
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This painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir shows Moulin Huet Bay on the Channel Island of Guernsey with three figures in the foreground. The rocks have been identified as 'Les Tas de Pois d'Amont' on the left, while those on the right are probably 'La Surtaut' (Cradle Rock): http://bit.ly/1TYIwNd
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Titian died #OnThisDay in 1576. Titian was the greatest painter of 16th-century Venice, and the first painter to have a mainly international clientele. He painted 'Bacchus and Ariadne' between 1520-3. You can learn more about this work by watching our You Choose talk here: http://bit.ly/2b1oxV7
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George Stubbs was born #OnThisDay in 1724. Stubbs is best remembered for his paintings of horses and his conversation pieces. Having studied anatomy, Stubbs's pictures of horses are among the most accurate ever painted. 'Whistlejacket' hangs in Room 34: http://bit.ly/2bhbcF3
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This painting is one of the most famous by Rubens in the Collection. The title 'Le Chapeau de Paille' (meaning The Straw Hat) was first used in the 18th century. In fact the hat is not straw; 'paille' may be an error for 'poil', which is the French word for felt: http://bit.ly/2b1k44M
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Jean-Honoré Fragonard died #OnThisDay in 1806. 'Psyche showing her Sisters her Gifts from Cupid' is an early work by Fragonard, executed in 1753, the year after he had won the Prix de Rome and before his first Italian visit. An immediate success, it was exhibited with other paintings at Versailles in 1754: http://bit.ly/2bh85g9
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Closing on 4 September, there's only one week left to step into the private worlds of artists including Freud, Matisse and Degas at our exhibition 'Painters' Paintings'. Book now, Members go free: http://bit.ly/28ICbet
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Closing on 4 September, there's only one week left to see our summer exhibition 'Painters' Paintings'. Explore the private acquisitions of Freud, Degas, Van Dyck, and more. Book now, Members go free: http://bit.ly/28ICbet
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Closing on 29 August, this weekend is your final chance to see 'Dutch Flowers', our free display in Room 1. The exhibition explores Dutch flower painting from its beginnings in the early 17th century to its peak in the late 18th century, and is the first display of its kind in 20 years: http://bit.ly/29rx96A
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Join us this September for our six-week Stories of Art course and gain insight into early Renaissance painting, including the art of Duccio and di Cione. Learn more and book tickets here: http://bit.ly/2bD8NV0
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Watch Betsy Wieseman, curator of 'Dutch Flowers', and collector Brian Capstick discuss the charm and attraction of Dutch Flower painting at one of our lunchtime talks: http://bit.ly/2bbkN39
Closing on 29 August, don't miss our 'Dutch Flowers' display in Room 1: http://bit.ly/29rx96A
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Join us this Friday for our free BSL-interpreted Friday Late. Scientific Officer David Peggie will explore the work of the Scientific Department at the National Gallery from the history and analysis of artists' materials, to how the paintings have changed over time, revealing a few surprises in the process: http://bit.ly/2b1gEix
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One of the greatest collections of Western European painting
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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.

For more information and to find out what's on at the Gallery, please visit our website.