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Two hundred and fifty copies of this Edition printed

August 1888.

No.

HANDBOOK

TO

THE NATIONAL GALLERY

THE NATIONAL GALLERY is open to the Public on week-days through-
out the year. On MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, and
SATURDAYS admission is free, and the Gallery is open during the
following hours :-
January

From 10 A.M. until 4 P.M.
February

From 10 A.M. until 5 P.M.
March
April

From 10 A.M. until 6 P.M.
May
June

From 10 A.M. until 7 P.M.
July.
August
September

From 10 A.M. until 6 P.M.
October
November

From 10 A.M. until dusk. December On THURSDAYS and FRIDAYS (Students' Days) the Gallery is open to the Public on payment of Sixpence each person, from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. in winter, and from II A.M. to 5 P.m. in summer.

.

* Persons desirous of becoming Students should address the Secretary

and Keeper, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, S.W.

A POPULAR HANDBOOK

TO THE

NATIONAL GALLERY

INCLUDING, BY SPECIAL PERMISSION,

NOTES COLLECTED FROM THE WORKS OF

MR. RUSKIN

COMPILED BY

Sir EDWARD TO COOK

WITH PREFACE BY JOHN RUSKIN, LL.D., D.C.L.

VOL. I

London

MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK

1 888

All rights reserved

C766

Vol

A picture which is worth buying is also worth seeing. Every noble picture is a manuscript book, of which only one copy exists, or ever can exist. A National Gallery is a great library, of which the books must be read upon their shelves (RUSKIN : Arrows of the Chace, i. 71).

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