National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA

(1937-Present) Biography

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Lake Lucerne
Albert Bierstadt

325 USD


Skiffs
Gustave Caillebotte

240 USD

Entrance to Grand Canal and Santa Maria della Salute from Molo
Canaletto

520 USD

Still Life with Apples and Peaches
Paul Cezanne

225 USD
 
Wivenhoe Park, Essex
John Constable

306 USD
 
Salisbury Cathedral from Lower Marsh Close
John Constable

313 USD
 
The Dance Lesson
Edgar Degas

280 USD
 
Mademoiselle Malo
Edgar Degas

243 USD
 
Horses in a Meadow
Edgar Degas

224 USD
 
View of Medinet El-Fayoum
Jean-Leon Gerome

313 USD
 
Flower Beds in Holland
Vincent Van Gogh

221 USD
 
Farmhouse in Provence
Vincent Van Gogh

223 USD
 
The Small Cowper Madonna
Raphael

242 USD
 
Portrait of Bindo Altoviti
Raphael

242 USD
 
Marcotte d'Argenteuil
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

259 USD
 
Madame Moitessier
Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres

255 USD
 
Napoleon in His Study
Jacques-Louis David

368 USD
 
Cattleya Orchid and Three Brazilian Hummingbirds
Martin Johnson Heade

253 USD
 
Rio de Janeiro Bay
Martin Johnson Heade

294 USD
 
Breezing Up (A Fair Wind)
Winslow Homer

268 USD
 
Dad's Coming!
Winslow Homer

271 USD
 
Right and Left
Winslow Homer

214 USD
 
The Milk Maid
Winslow Homer

221 USD
 
The Boating Party
Mary Cassatt

282 USD
  
Children Playing on the Beach
Mary Cassatt

222 USD
 
The Juniata, Evening
Thomas Moran

291 USD
 
Green River Cliffs, Wyoming
Thomas Moran

385 USD
 
Mountain of the Holy Cross
Thomas Moran

405 USD

Beach in Normandy
Gustave Courbet
245 USD

Street in Venice
John Singer Sargent

226 USD

Orchard in Bloom, Louveciennes
Camille Pissarro
226 USD

Place du Carrousel, Paris
Camille Pissarro
226 USD

Thomas Jefferson (The third President of the United States)
Gilbert Stuart
256 USD

James Madison (The fourth President of the United States)
Gilbert Stuart
257 USD

White Poodle in a Punt
George Stubbs
245 USD

Meadow
Alfred Sisley
240 USD

Boulevard Heloise Argenteuil
Alfred Sisley
217 USD

The Fall of Phaeton
Peter Paul Rubens
692 USD

The Pont Neuf Paris
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
284 USD

A Girl with a Watering Can
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
238 USD

Girl With a Hoop
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
231 USD

Diana the Huntress
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
290 USD

Oarsmen at Chatou
Pierre-Auguste Renoir
286 USD

A Polish Nobleman
Rembrandt van Rijn
256 USD

The Mill
Rembrandt van Rijn
327 USD

Madame Monet and Her Son
Claude Monet
304 USD

The Bridge at Argenteuil
Claude Monet
240 USD

The Promenade at Argenteuil
Claude Monet
241 USD

Odalisque Seated with Arms Raised, Green Striped Chair
Henri Matisse

222 USD

Still Life with Sleeping Woman
Henri Matisse

243 USD

Woman Seated in an Armchair
Henri Matisse

245 USD

Still Life with Apples on a Pink Tablecloth
Henri Matisse

226 USD

Pianist and Checker Players
Henri Matisse

304 USD

La Coiffure
Henri Matisse

245 USD

The Railway
Edouard Manet
244 USD

The Plum
Edouard Manet
218 USD

Flowers in a Crystal Vase
Edouard Manet
222 USD

Still Life with Melon and Peaches
Edouard Manet
222 USD

The Old Musician
Edouard Manet
310 USD

A King Charles Spaniel
Edouard Manet
226 USD

Fantômas
Juan Gris

242 USD
 
Roses
Vincent Van Gogh

224 USD

Madame Bergeret
François Boucher

344 USD

The Bath of Venus
François Boucher

343 USD

Young Woman with Peonies
Jean Frederic Bazille

234 USD

The Ramparts at Aigues-Mortes
Jean Frederic Bazille

215 USD

Edmond Maitre
Jean Frederic Bazille

233 USD
 

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The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Open to the public and free of charge, the museum was privately established in 1937 for the American people by a joint resolution of the United States Congress. Andrew W. Mellon donated a substantial art collection and funds for construction. The core collection includes major works of art donated by Paul Mellon, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, Lessing J. Rosenwald, Samuel Henry Kress, Rush Harrison Kress, Peter Arrell Brown Widener, Joseph E. Widener, and Chester Dale. The Gallery's collection of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculpture, medals, and decorative arts traces the development of Western Art from the Middle Ages to the present, including the only painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Americas and the largest mobile created by Alexander Calder.

The Gallery's campus includes the original neoclassical West Building designed by John Russell Pope, which is linked underground to the modern East Building, designed by I. M. Pei, and the 6.1-acre (25,000 m2) Sculpture Garden. The Gallery often presents temporary special exhibitions spanning the world and the history of art. 

Collection

The National Gallery of Art has one of the finest art collections in the world. It was created for the people of the United States of America by a joint resolution of Congress accepting the gift of financier, public servant, and art collector Andrew W. Mellon in 1937. European and American paintings, sculpture, works on paper, photographs, and decorative arts are displayed in the collection galleries and Sculpture Garden. The permanent collection of paintings spans from the Middle Ages to the present day. The strongest collection is the Italian Renaissance collection, which includes two panels from Duccio's Maesta, the great tondo of the Adoration of the Magi by Fra Angelico and Filippo Lippi, a Botticelli on the same subject, Giorgione's Allendale Nativity, Giovanni Bellini's The Feast of the Gods, the only Leonardo da Vinci painting in the Americas, Ginevra de' Benci; and significant groups of works by Titian and Raphael. However, the other European collections include examples of the work of many of the great masters of western painting, including an important version of Saint Martin and the Beggar, by El Greco, and works by Matthias Grünewald, Cranach the Elder, Rogier van der Weyden, Albrecht Dürer, Frans Hals, Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, and Eugène Delacroix, among others. The collection of sculpture and decorative arts is admittedly not quite as rich as this, but includes such works as the Chalice of Abbot Suger of St-Denis and a superb collection of work by Auguste Rodin and Edgar Degas. Other highlights of the permanent collection include the second of the two original sets of Thomas Cole's famous series of paintings titled The Voyage of Life, (the first set is at the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York) and the original version of Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley (two other versions are in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Detroit Institute of Arts).

The National Gallery’s print collection comprises 75,000 prints, in addition to rare illustrated books. It includes collections of works by Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, William Blake, Mary Cassatt, Edvard Munch, Jasper Johns, and Robert Rauschenberg. The collection began with 400 prints donated by five collectors in 1941. In 1942, Joseph E. Widener donated his entire collection of nearly 2,000 works. In 1943, Lessing Rosenwald donated his collection of 8,000 old master and modern prints; between 1943 and 1979, he donated almost 14,000 more works. In 2008, Dave and Reba White Williams donated their collection of more than 5,200 American prints.

Gerard van Honthorst's 1623 The Concert was purchased by the NGA from a private collection in France in November 2013 for an undisclosed sum. The painting has not been on view since 1795. The 1.23-by-2.06-metre (4.0 by 6.8 ft) The Concert will go on display for the first time in 218 years in a special installation at the NGA's West Building on November 23, 2013. It will remain there for six months before going on permanent display in the museum's Dutch and Flemish galleries. Art experts estimated the sale price at $20 million.

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