Turner | A History of the National Gallery in Six Paintings

‘The Evening Star’ by J.M.W Turner is one of the Gallery’s most popular paintings, but this hasn’t always been the case. Learn more about why this painting was once considered ‘unexhibitable’ and Turner’s Bequest – the largest ever donation of works of art to the National Gallery – with Adult Leanring Programmer, Matthew Morgan.

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