Courtauld Gallery

Courtauld Gallery
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Courtauld Gallery address and telephone

Address:
Courtauld Gallery is located at: Somerset House, The Strand,
London WC2R 0RN
England
Telephone:
You can contact Courtauld Gallery on Work +44 (0) 207 848 2526
Website:
The Courtauld Gallery website can be visited at courtauld.ac.uk

Courtauld Gallery opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Courtauld Gallery is open to the public from: 10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Time required:
A typical visit to Courtauld Gallery lasts 1-1½ hours (approx)
Ticket cost:
The entry price for Courtauld Gallery is: Adult price £7.00; Children free entry (under-19)
Visiting hours and admission charges are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm entrance fees and whether it’s open to visitors before booking tickets and making plans to visit Courtauld Gallery

How to get to Courtauld Gallery

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The Courtauld Institute of Art was founded by Samuel Courtauld in 1931, as an adjunct to the University of London.

The idea was to provide the university with a collection equivalent to the famous museums of Oxford and Cambridge – the Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam.

Courtauld started the ball rolling by bequeathing his entire art collection to it upon his death, as did several other notaries – Robert Witt, William Spooner and Viscount Lee of Fareham.

Impressionist, and post-impressionist art

The Courtauld soon gained a notable reputation, and now houses one of Europe’s finest collections of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings with works by Cézanne, Seurat, Gauguin and Monet.

The stand-out pieces are Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with a Bandaged Ear, Monet’s Autumn at Argenteuil, Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère and Botticelli’s Trinity with John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene.

The gallery’s premises were augmented in 1991 when it moved from Portman Square to the refined surroundings of Somerset House.

 
  • JRubin – “I've been to all the big galleries like the tate and national but I’ve never really thought about going to the other ones around London. How wrong was i! The courtauld is quite small but the quality of stuff, especially the impressionist is on a par with the best galleries in London. I would go so far to say that their collection of impressionists is even better than the national's.”
  • JP1964 – “Londoners are spoilt when it comes to art galleries. When the superb national gallery, tate britain and tate modern are free, you might wonder why you need to bother with this one, as the fee is quite steep for the size of the gallery. But if you love art, then you should definitely make the effort to go after you have seen the other ones I listed. For starters, somerset house is a beauty -- one of London's hidden treasures, and well worth a visit on its own -- and the works on display are largely on a par with the ones in the national. And the galleries are not as crowded with tourists, probably put off by the entrance fee, allowing you to gaze on the pictures in peace.”

> Events at Courtauld Gallery

   to Courtauld GalleryLondonThe Courtauld Gallery will be exploring some of the marks that have been added to their works of art, in 'Reading Drawings'.

   to Courtauld GalleryLondonThe Courtauld Gallery will be displaying some paintings, collages, drawings, watercolours by the Bloomsbury Group.

   to Courtauld GalleryLondonThe Courtauld Gallery's 'Country People' exhibition will explore how William Henry Hunt depicted his rural figures.

If you like Courtauld Gallery, then you might also like…

> Royal Academy of Arts The Summer Exhibition, held every year in June, July and August, is open to all aspiring artists.
> Tate Britain Tate Britain shows British art from the 16th-century onwards. See J W Turner and David Hockney.
> Wallace Collection The Wallace Collection is one of London’s best galleries, with works by Rembrandt, Rubens and Titian.
> Somerset House Somerset House was built between 1776 and 1786 on the Duke of Somerset’s Tudor Palace.
 

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