Speaking about art galleries of London we should first of allmention the National Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and theTate Gallery. I would like to tell you about the National PortraitGallery and about the Tate Gallery.
The National Gallery houses one of the richest and mostextensive collections of painting in the world. It stands to thenorth of Trafalgar Square. The gallery was designed byWilliam Wilkins and built in 834-37. The collection covers allschools and periods of painting, but is especially famous forits examples of Rembrant and Rubens. The British schools areonly moderately represented as national collections areshared with the Tate Gallery.
The National Gallery was founded in1824 when the government bought the collection of John Angersteinwhich included 38 paintings.
The Tate Gallery houses the national collection of Britishpainting from the 16th century to the present day. It is alsothe national gallery for modern art, including paintings andsculpture made in Britain, Europe, America and other countries. It was opened in 1897 as the National Gallery of British art.
Itowes its establishment to Suie Henritate who built the galleryand gave his own collection of 65 paintings.