In 1831 Parliament agreed to construct a building for the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square. The new building finally opened in 1838. The National Gallery Collection today contains over 2,300 works, including many famous works, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers. All major traditions of Western European painting are represented from the artists of late medieval and Renaissance Italy to the French Impressionists.
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN