For a more comprehensive list, see Catalogue of paintings in the National Gallery, London. The design that won the most votes was by the firm Ahrends, Burton and Koralekwho then modified their proposal to include a tower, similar to that of the Rogers scheme. One of the things that people might be surprised about is that [globalisation] is not new His ultimate aim, however, was for them to enter the National Gallery; this was duly arranged upon his death by his friend and successor as director, William Boxalland his widow Lady Eastlake. The National Gallery is now largely priced out of the market for Old Master paintings and can only make such acquisitions with the backing of major public appeals; the departing director Charles Saumarez Smith expressed his frustration at this situation in Matt Hancock.
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The British Institutionfounded in by a group of aristocratic connoisseurs, attempted to address this situation.
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A post shared by The Art Newspaper theartnewspaper. The National Gallery MosaicsLondon: A history of Islam in over a thousand objects. The case received considerable press and media coverage. The first suggestion for a National Gallery on Trafalgar Square came from John Nashwho envisaged it on the site of the King's Mewswhile a Parthenon -like building for the Royal Academy would occupy the centre of the square. Alison Watt. The Independent.