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“Ready and waiting”@The National Gallery London

“Ready and waiting”@The National Gallery London

From a recently restored van Dyck to our first Sorolla painting – there are now even more reasons to come and see the collection.

Discover what’s new in the Gallery when you’re ready to visit…

Detail from Anthony van Dyck, 'Equestrian Portrait of Charles I', about 1637-8 © The National Gallery, London

Ready and waiting

From a recently restored van Dyck to our first Sorolla painting – there are now even more reasons to come and see the collection.

Discover what’s new in the Gallery when you’re ready to visit…


The latest arrivals

Detail from Thomas Gainsborough, 'Margaret Gainsborough holding a Theorbo', about 1777. © Image courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London

Meet the Gainsboroughs

Reunited with her family, this lively portrait of Thomas Gainsborough’s daughter Margaret joins several Gainsborough paintings we have in the collection.

See it on Art Route C,
Room 35.

Detail from Joaquín Sorolla, 'The Drunkard, Zarauz (El Borracho, Zarauz)', 1910 © The National Gallery, London

A Spanish first

In a shadowy tavern, ‘The Drunkard, Zarauz’ stares out at us through watery eyes. This is the first painting by Joaquín Sorolla to join the collection.

See it on Art Routes B and C,
Room 41.


Detail from Anthony van Dyck, 'Equestrian Portrait of Charles I', about 1637-8 © The National Gallery, London

A king-size restoration

Van Dyck’s giant ‘Equestrian Portrait of Charles I’ is back! Go behind the scenes and see how it took two years to clean, repair and restore this painting to its monumental glory.

See it on Art Route B,
Room 21.


Face masks © The National Gallery Company, London

A reminder…

To keep everyone safe, we ask all visitors to wear a face mask. Browse our selection, featuring details of ‘A Still Life of Flowers in a Wan-Li Vase’ or the ‘Sunflowers’.



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