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First impressions Discover what drove one man to put together a ground-breaking art collection
  • Art

  • Central London

  • 3 hours

About the Experience
  • Learn about Samuel Courtauld’s French Impressionism and Post-Impressionism collections, one of the world’s seminal collections now forming the heart of a gallery at the Courtauld Institute
  • Reveal how a private passion became a major museum at London's historic Somerset House and a core group of works at the National Gallery.
  • Discover how one man’s education in art and developing personal taste led him to change Britain's attitude to modern French painting by observing paintings by Cezanne, Gauguin, Manet and Van Gogh (to name a few).

Experience details

  • Available year-round, Monday - Sunday
  • Start times after 10:00 am
  • This Experience is appropriate for children
  • Perfect for: People passionate about art, those who want to learn about Courtauld’s collection and modern French paintings.

Why SideStory?

  • Private and tailor-made
  • Expert Insider
  • Refreshment included
  • Flexible cancellation
  • Carefully curated itineraries

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Price Per Person:
£220pp (£440)