A Quick Visit

A Quick Visit


Planning a trip to the National Gallery? This engaging and handy book will introduce you to one of the finest collections of Western painting in the world.

Affordable and portable, A Quick Visit will bring you face-to-face with the National Gallery’s most popular masterpieces, and introduce you to the impressive architecture of the building itself.

Available in four languages :
English, Spanish, Italian and French .


  • A National Gallery for All
  • Chronology
  • Paintings 1200–1500
  • Paintings 1500–1600
  • Paintings 1600–1700
  • Paintings 1700–1930

Text previously published in Masterpieces (E. Langmuir, 2000) and The National Gallery Visitor’s Guide (L. Govier, 2009).


Erika Langmuir (1931–2015), OBE, was Head of Education at the National Gallery (1988–1995). Erika wrote the National Gallery Companion Guide and the A Closer Look titles Allegory, Angels, Saints and Still Life.

Louise Govier is MLA Museums Clore Leadership Fellow and Visitor Experience Manager at Mottisfont Abbey (National Trust). Dr Govier is also the author of Hogarth to Turner and (both 2010).

Product Code 1044400
Colour illustrations 60
Dimensions 24.5 x 19 cm
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781857096262
Pages 96
Published May 2017
Publisher National Gallery Company Ltd
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