The collection started with a modest 38 paintings in 1824 but has grown and grown to house an oustanding collection of European paintings; with the Renaissance particularly well covered.
Many thanks to The National
Gallery, London for kindly allowing me to enjoy my hobby of manipulating
images; using various original paintings by, for instance, Peter
Paul Rubens and Elizabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun for the basis of my non-commercial
Self Portrait In A Straw Hat by Elizabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun
Susanna Lunden - Le chapeau de paille by P R Rubens