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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 106 ART FROM THE INSIDE OUT

The National Gallery

LONDON, ENGLAND

 

Centrally located in London’s Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is a must-see for anyone interested in exploring one of the world’s preeminent collections of Western European painting. Founded in 1824 by the House of Commons, the 38 pictures that formed the heart of the collection cost a little more than $80,000. Originally displayed in the house of banker John Angerstein (whose works accounted for the origins of the collection), the museum’s rapidly expanding collection forced a move to its current location in 1831, making it equally accessible to all classes ...

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