The National Gallery, facing Trafalgar Square in central London, England, is one of the greatest art galleries in the world. Unlike many European museums, which have their origins in royal collections, the National Gallery was founded by an Act of Parliament in 1824.
It houses around 2,300 of the National Collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the early 20th centuries including works of Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Rubens, Van Eyck, Velázquez, Turner, Monet, Cézanne, Van Gogh. The Gallery welcomes over 5 million people a year and recently ranked as the fifth most visited museum in the world. On the other hand, almost half of the paintings in the National Gallery’s Collection are on permanent display and the Gallery is known to have a strict policy for lending its works of art. This is the very first opportunity to present about 60 works from its superb collection including Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers in Japan.