Brain Teaser – National Gallery

Credo Reference has recently added more than 2,000 images from The National Gallery, London. To celebrate, here’s a brainteaser about the National Gallery and some of its pictures.

The Hay Wain The Hay Wain

1. In 1821, who painted “The Hay Wain”, which is in the National Gallery.

2. The National Gallery has a painting called “Sunflowers” – one of several of this subject produced in 1888 by which artist?

3. In which London square is the National Gallery?

4. Who famously painted water-lilies at his garden at Giverny?

5. When an extension was proposed to the National Gallery, Charles, Prince of Wales, described it as putting “on the face of a much-loved and elegant friend” a monstrous…what?

6. What kind of animal was “Whistlejacket”, painted by Stubbs in about 1762?

7. “Marriage A-la-Mode” was a series of satirical engravings about the upper echelons of society made by which artist?

8. Was the picture called “Les Grandes Baigneuses” painted by Manet, Cezanne or Seurat?

9. Which ship, tugged to her last berth in 1838 and painted by J. M. W. Turner, was the subject of the picture voted “The Greatest Painting in Britain”?

10. An 18th-century portrait of “Mr and Mrs Andrews” is the masterpiece of which artist’s early years? Continue reading


National Gallery, London

Credo Reference now includes high resolution images of the paintings found in the National Gallery, London. Students and library patrons will now be able to find the beautiful images of these national treasures whenever they search Credo Reference . In addition to the images, Credo will include the National Gallery Companion Guide, If the Paintings Could Talk… and the National Gallery Visitor’s Guide to complement the images and provide descriptive information about the artists and their works.  Credo has also licensed two Pocket Guides to enable researchers to further understand artistic themes:  Myths & Legends and Narrative.

The National Gallery images will be featured in all relevant searches in Credo.  Users will be able to follow their research into Credo’s other valuable reference content or visit the National Gallery website which feature a wealth of resources, from a virtual tour to explanation of artistic movements and a full glossary.

About The National Gallery, London
The National Gallery, London houses the national collection of Western European painting from the 13th to the 19th centuries. The Collection is on show 361 days a year, free of charge. The Gallery aims to study and care for the Collection, while encouraging the widest possible access to the pictures. It provides lectures, courses and workshops as well as research into the paintings and their preservation.  For further information visit:

Top Websites

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Picturing America

Picturing America is a new website which tells the story of America through study of its art. The site also includes lesson plans for teachers.

This site along with  other great resources can be found on the InfoGuide – American History and Homework Help website.