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The 18th century was a Golden Age for British Art. In this section, you can see works by some of the masters of the period – Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough, William Hogarth, George Stubbs and Josiah Wedgwood.

Read about European artists who were drawn to and prospered in London: the Italian painter Canaletto, the French sculptor Roubiliac, the German composer Handel.

And find out about the Grand Tour: the sites seen, the routes taken and the art collected.

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