Sunday, 27 January 2019

A GALLERY FOR THE NATION



The National Gallery in dear Trafalgar Square a rallying place for tourists and buskers. Inside there is a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

We see here the third site to house the National Gallery. What we see is a building by William Wilkins, completed in 1839. 

Only the façade onto Trafalgar Square remains essentially untouched from this time of its being built. It ran out of space ands led to the establishment of the Tate Gallery for British art in 1897.

It was quiet at the time of my standing here. 

However each year 6* million people visit the National Gallery.

*2017 Report: Over 6.2 million visitors came to the Gallery in the past year, with more than 9.7 million visits to our digital channels, up from 9.4 million last year. 

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