European galleries

Location: 19th & 20th c European art, 19th c European art, 15th–19th c European art, 18th c European porcelain

Free admission

Within our magnificent Grand Courts, you’ll find key names in art history such Claude Lorrain, John Constable, Eugène Delacroix and Edward Burne-Jones.

There are fine examples of Victorian and Edwardian art, including a selection of sculpture and major works by Lord Frederic Leighton and Sir Edward John Poynter. Many of the works date from the earliest days of the Gallery, including the first European painting to enter our collection, Ford Madox Brown’s magnificent Chaucer at the court of Edward III 1847-51.

Other rooms present Dutch, French and Italian painters from the 17th and 18th centuries, such as Peter Paul Rubens and Canaletto; and Italian Mannerist paintings, including works by Agnolo Bronzino, Domenico Beccafumi and Nicolò dell’Abate.

Down a marble staircase, you’ll find a superb new display of 18th-century European porcelain from the Kenneth Reed Collection.

Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Cymon and Iphigenia 1884 (detail)