Courtauld Institute Galleries
Located in the Somerset House, built in 1780 and designed by Sir William Chambers, Courtauld Institute Gallery is in the heart of Central London in the borough of Westminster. The Courtauld Gallery was founded in 1932 as a part of the Courtauld Institute of Art which is one of the leading centers for the study of the history of art.
The gallery has a reputation for being one of the finest small art galleries in the world. The collections are quite impressive and are best known for Impressionist and Post Impressionist paintings. The collection also includes pieces from the early Renaissance up until the second half of the twentieth century. In addition to paintings, there are over 7,000 drawings, prints, decorative arts, sculpture, furniture, and more. Works by Botticelli, Cranach, Rubens, Monet, Gauguin, Cézanne and Van Gogh can all be viewed in the Courtauld Gallery.