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Curator insights - European galleries

Richard Beresford, senior curator of European art looks at a selection of the Gallery’s European masters. Discover a deeper, richer engagement, with these much loved works, and view them through an expert’s eye. Curator insights run for around 5 minutes each.

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119. Ford Madox Brown Chaucer at the court of Edward III 6:26 view the work
121. Alphonse de Neuville The defence of Rorke's Drift 1879 6:14 view the work
125. Jacques Blanchard Mars and the vestal virgin 5:07 view the work
126. François Boucher A young lady holding a pug dog 4:34 view the work
127. Claude Lorrain Pastoral landscape 4:36 view the work
129. Sano di Pietro Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome, John the Baptist, Bernardino and Bartholomew 5:14 view the work
130. Sir Peter Paul Rubens Constantius appoints Constantine as his successor 5:14 view the work
128. Évariste Luminais The sons of Clovis II 6:26 view the work
131. François Sallé The anatomy class at the Ecole des Beaux Arts 5:34 view the work