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The First Collection of Paintings from the National Gallery

Suitable for: Adults

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This is a star studded collection of paintings from the great treasure house that is the National Gallery. It majestically illustrates the wide range of works on display including British and European paintings. Packed with history, wonderful views, striking portraits and gentle scenes of daily life.

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This is a painting of a solemn-faced man dressed in a long, rich, umber brown tunic which is fur-trimmed and falls from the shoulder over a black shirt. He holds the upturned hand of a young woman, magnificently gowned in vivid emerald green. They are standing surrounded by a room with a bed in it. It seems they do not stand within the room but loom forward from it. Though the painting is over 550 years old the surface gleams, and the colours are vivid and jewel-fresh. At the time of its execution it was completely revolutionary. Van Eyck's observation was so acute and his skill so great, that we have the illusion he portrayed every strand of hair and every nuance of the texture of fur and fabric.

What's inside

  • A collection of raised tactile pictures.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • An A4 large print colour image pack or postcard pack.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Thames Below Westminster by Claude Monet
The Enchanted Castle by Claude le Lorraine
Baptism of Christ by Piero della Francesca
Supper at Emmaus by Caravaggio
Arnolfini Wedding by Van Eyck
The Haywain by Constable
Dutch Interior by Peter de Hoogh
Bacchus and Ariadne by Titian
Mountains in Provence by Paul Cezanne
The Avenue by Hobbema

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