The Collection

Explore The Courtauld Gallery’s remarkable collection of paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture and decorative arts.

painting of a bartender woman in a bar staring at the viewer

The Courtauld cares for one of the greatest art collections in the UK, sharing these works with the public at The Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, central London.

Our remarkable collection includes paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and decorative arts, ranging from the medieval period to the present day. The Gallery is most famous for its exceptional group of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, with such iconic works as Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear and Manet’s A Bar at the Folies-Bergère.

Notice for gallery visitors

The permanent collection on display within the Gallery is under continuous review. This means that some of the artworks on this page may not be on display during the time of your visit.

Highlights of The Collection


Adam and Eve

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Cranach and his workshop made over 50 versions of this subject. This painting is one of the largest and most beautiful....

A Conversation

Vanessa Bell

A Conversation  is one of Vanessa Bell's major achievements, which she worked on at various points over several years....


The Collection

Discover The Courtauld’s extraordinary collection of paintings, prints and drawings, sculpture and decorative arts.

Paintings

Discover the remarkable paintings in The Courtauld's collection, which range from the Middle Ages to the 20th century....

Book your visit to the collection

You can now book your visit to The Courtauld’s much-loved collection of masterpieces ranging from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Plan your visit today.

Visit the permanent collection
The Montagne Sainte-Victoire with a Large Pine, around 1887 i Paul Cézanne (1839-1906), The Montagne Sainte-Victoire with a Large Pine, around 1887, The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust) © The Courtauld

Permanent collection virtual tour

Our virtual tour uses a photographic technique to show The Courtauld Gallery and our collection in exceptional close-up quality.

You can roam each room of the Gallery, and zoom in to look closely at masterpieces from our collection, from individual brush strokes to the texture of the paint.

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LVMH Gallery walls

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Explore the Impressionists

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Explore the Blavatnik Fine Rooms

The elegantly restored Blavatnik Fine Rooms showcase some of the greatest and most-loved works from The Courtauld’s collection from the Renaissance through to the 18th century....

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