Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday afternoon visit to the National Gallery April 2010

After celebrating the centenary of the laying of the foundation stones a group of us headed off to the National Gallery for a visit led by Lucrezia Walker.

We met in the Sainsbury Wing

and began by paying our respects to our patron Jude (right) painted by Ugolino de Nerio in about 1324-5.

Then we turned around to look at the oldest painting in the Gallery, The Virgin and Child Enthroned, with Scenes of the Nativity and the Lives of the Saints by Margarito of Arezzo of about 1260.

Then on to the Pistoia Santa Trinità Altarpiece by Francesco Pesellino from 1455-60,

which was next to
Saint George and the Dragon by Paolo Uccello, about 1470.

Then we had tea.