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Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery houses the City of London’s art collection and is situated in the heart of the Square Mile. The collection is particularly rich in Victorian art, illustrating the key artistic movements and influences of the Victorian period, from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, to Orientalism, Classicism and narrative painting. The Gallery's collection of London paintings opens a window onto unusual, memorable and colourful scenes from the city's history. Dating from the 17th century onwards, they provide a vivid record of events like The Great Fire of London in 1666 to everyday street scenes. The Gallery also manages the archaeological remains of London’s Roman Amphitheatre which lie underneath the exhibition floors.

The Gallery is responsible for significant works of art held elsewhere in the City including the monuments in the Guildhall, statues in the Old Bailey and further sculptures and the Harold Samuel Collection of 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Paintings at Mansion House, the Lord Mayor's residence.



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