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.
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