About The Tour
The National Gallery houses Britain's greatest art collection - with 2,400 paintings spanning 500 years of European art history including works by Boticelli, Michelangelo, Rubens, Titian, Van Gogh, Manet and Monet.
A tour of the gallery's greatest paintings takes in Van Eyck's masterful oil The Arnolfini Portrait, with its mysterious symbols. We look at works by the renowned Florentine artist Botticelli as well as Bronzini's sensual Venus and Cupid, with its messages of love. We discover the secrets behind Holbein's imposing Ambassadors and the troubled times of the Henry VIII, and then on to Leonardo's Madonna of the Rocks and the great works of Raphael. We follow the life of Rembrandt in one of the finest collections of paintings by the Dutch master outside Holland, and then look at the great British painters: Constable's most famous work the Haywain, and recently voted the nation's favourite painting - Turner's Fighting Temeraire. We finish our tour with the paintings of Manet, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh's Sunflowers.
Meeting point: Sainsbury Wing entrance (newest wing with entrance to left as you face the National Gallery) - there are some benches on the right where your guide will meet you.