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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN , England (Trafalgar Square / Embankment)
0207 8348 2526
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Ranked #18 of 2,329 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Courtauld Gallery is one of the finest small museums in the world. Its collection stretches from the early Renaissance into the 20th century and is particularly renowned for the unrivalled collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings. The Gallery also holds an outstanding collection of drawings and prints and fine example of sculpture and decorative arts.
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“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The gallery is in an interesting building which forms part of Somerset House. The permanent exhibits include medeival, renaissance and impressionist works with notes as well as title, artist and date alongise each one. The information realting to both the works and the artists added a lot of value. The rooms are also filled with other intersting artefacts including furniture and ceramics (lots of Majoilica). When we visited there was a temporary exhibition covering the early work of Picasso (which ends in late May). I was surpised how much of Picasso's early work I liked. The gallery is spread across three floors. It was 2 hours worth and well worth a visit.

Visited May 2013
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“Wonderful collection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The Courtauld has one of the best art collections in London, with European masterpieces from all eras. Also fascinating as a snapshot of the taste of a specific person and period.

Visited May 2013
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“Becoming Picasso Paris 1901 (until 27 May 2013)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Free to Art Fund Members.
Compact exhibition in 2 rooms on the top floor (stairs or lift) which bring together works showing the 19 year old artist making his breakthrough and the Blue Period.
The Courtauld also has a fine collection of Degas, Cezanne, and other artists from this and other periods. Restaurant in basement, lockers, toilets.

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“Well worth a visit, esp if you've been to the big galleries”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Excellent small but high quality gallery. Good often great art displayed beautifully. Worth going to

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“Picasso at the Coutauld”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Neat gallery. The Picasso exhibition was very interesting. The gallery is compact but well worth a visit. Takes about 2 hours

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