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Masterpieces of the Courtauld Gallery

II Somerset House, London, UK

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 contains some 530 paintings and over 26,000 drawings and prints.[1] The Head of the Courtauld Gallery is Ernst Vegelin.[2]

The Masterpieces of the Courtauld Gallery include:


“Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.” Queen Victoria



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