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Courtauld Gallery

Somerset House, Strand

The Courtauld Gallery is an art museum that houses the art collection of the Courtauld Institute of Art, a college of the University of London specialising in the study of the history of art. The Courtauld collection includes paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works from medieval to modern times; it is particularly known for its French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.

The Masterpieces of the Courtauld Gallery include:

Further information about the Courtauld Gallery is available via the following links:


Essential Facts:

  • Name:                  Courtauld Gallery
  • City:                      London
  • Type:                    Art Museum
  • Established:        1932
  • Location:             Somerset House, Strand, London


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