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The Guildhall Art Gallery houses the art collection of the City of London. It occupies a building which was completed in 1999 to replace an earlier building destroyed in The Blitz in 1941. It is a stone building in a semi-gothic style intended to be sympathetic to the historic Guidhall, which is adjacent and internally connected to it. The City of London forms the historic and financial centre of Greater London. ... The Blitz, a popular English contraction of the German word Blitzkrieg, was the sustained and intensive bombing of Britain, particularly London, from September 7, 1940 through to May 1941 by the German Luftwaffe in World War II. Although the Blitz is named after Blitzkrieg, it was not an example of... The Guildhall The Guildhall is a building in the City of London, off Cheapside near Bank. ...

The collection consists of about 4,000 works, of which around 250 are on display at any one time. Many of the paintings are of London themes. There is also a significant collection of Victorian Art, including Pre-Raphaelites, which features paintings by artists such as John Everett Millais and Edwin Landseer, and a view of Salisbury Cathedral by John Constable. The centrepiece of the largest gallery is John Singleton Copley's huge painting The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of English painters, poets and critics, founded in 1848 by John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt. ... John Everett Millais (June 8, 1829–August 13, 1896) was a British painter and illustrator who was one of founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. ... Monarch of the Glen by Sir Edwin Landseer, 1851: the image was widely distributed in steel engravings Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (March 7, 1802 - October 1, 1873) was a British painter, well known for his paintings of animals - particularly horses, dogs and stags. ... Salisbury Cathedral is located in Salisbury, England. ... Categories: Stub | 1776 births | 1837 deaths | British painters | Romantic art | Suffolk | Romanticism ... Portrait of Copley by Gilbert Stuart John Singleton Copley (July 3, 1738-September 9, 1815) was an American artist of the colonial period, famous for his portraits of important figures in colonial New England. ...

The Guildhall complex was built on the site of London's Roman ampitheatre, and some of the remains of this are displayed in situ in a room in the basement of the art gallery.

External link

  • Official site (http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/leisure_heritage/libraries_archives_museums_galleries/guildhall_art_gallery/)

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London Guildhall Art Gallery (366 words)
The art gallery housing the collection of the Corporation of London, includes works by Constable and the pre-Raphaelites Millais and Rossetti.
The new gallery, built at a cost of over 70 million GBP, is especially strong in its selection of Victorian works by the pre-Raphaelites such as Millais and Rossetti, as well as by landscape genius John Constable.
The gallery, which also has English portraits and London subjects from the 17th century to today, is open from 10:00 to 17:00 Mondays to Saturdays, noon to 16:00 on Sundays.
The work on display at the Guildhall Art Gallery, which includes unique sculptures, is regularly changed to allow all of the Corporation of London's collection to be seen by the public.
The Guildhall Art Gallery houses the largest painting in Britain, the Siege of Gibraltar by John Copley, which covers two floors of the gallery.
The Guildhall Art Gallery is open between 10.00am-17.00pm Monday to Saturday and from 12.00pm-16.00pm on Sundays.
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