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Gallery 4: French Art 17th–19th Century

Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 | Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays: 12:00 - 17:00
Closed 24th December to 27th December 2021 and 31st December 2021 to 1st January 2022 inclusive closed Gallery closures and collection updates


Here there is an opportunity to compare and contrast paintings from 18th and 19th century France and Britain. Highlights of the French paintings show include a portrait of the American grand tourist Joseph Allen by Francois-Xavier, Baron Fabre.

Nearby are two swagger portraits by Nicolas Largillière and Jean-Léon Gérôme and all these demonstrate a more academic approach to painting in contrast to the later paintings in Gallery 5.

The British end of the Gallery has landscapes by artists including John Constable and Samuel Palmer, and a selection of works by members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood namely Ford Madox Brown, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.

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Selected objects in gallery Gallery 4: French Art 17th–19th Century

An image of Painting

On the Brink (1865)


A 360 photo of gallery 4: June 2020


Sketchup model of this gallery

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