Explore the connections between painters and the paintings they possessedThis summer, the National Gallery explores great paintings from a unique perspective: from the point of view of the artists who owned them.
Spanning over five hundred years of art, Painters’ Paintings presents more than eighty works, which were once in the possession of great painters: pictures that artists were given or chose to acquire, works they lived with and were inspired by. This is an exceptional opportunity to glimpse inside the private world of these painters and to understand the motivations of artists as collectors of paintings.
Painters’ Paintings is organised as a series of case studies each devoted to a particular painter-collector: Freud, Matisse, Degas, Leighton, Watts, Lawrence, Reynolds, and Van Dyck. Book now for a unique insight into the private world of these celebrated masters.
On arrival you'll confirm a start time at the ticket desk. Exclusive YPlan Bonus: Peyton & Byrne are offering a cocktail called “Summer Cup” for £6 (normally £10) on showing the ticket in the National Dining Rooms or National Café.
Left Image: Anthony van Dyck, Self Portrait (detail), about 1629. Private Collection © Photo courtesy of the owner. Right: Titian, Portrait of Gerolamo (?) Barbarigo (detail), about 1510 © The National Gallery, London