Gallery Virtual Tours

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.


Frank Auerbach. The Charcoal Heads

Experience a𳾲첹Ǵhauntingly𲹳ܳپڳܱ,-drawings byFrank Auerbach (born 1931),Գٱ ٴDzٳfor the first time at The Courtauld Gallery.

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Gallery installation with four artworks hung in frames on the walls.

Permanent Collection

The Courtauld’s much-loved permanent collection ranges from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, including masterpieces such as Manet’sA Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1883), Van Gogh’sSelf-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889) and the most significant collection of works by Cézanne in the UK.

Located in the magnificent historical setting of Somerset House in London, experience all three floors of our remarkable collection.

Cecily Brown painting in virtual tour

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A founding member of the Black British Arts Movement, ǿմý is considered one of the most significant figurative artists of her generation. For over 30 years she has created large-scale drawings ǴBlack women and men that are at once intimate and powerful.

Presenting a carefully selected group of major works from across her career, from key early drawings such as the arrestingI Came to Dance,1982,ԻAnd I Have My Own Business in This Skin,1982, alongside recent and new works, this exhibition offers a compelling overview of Johnson’s pioneering career and artistic development.

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Installation shot of an exhibition with six large paintings

Reworking Manet

This exhibition showcasesa selection of outstanding works made by students aged 14–18 from across the UK. They are creative responses toÉdzܲManet’s famous paintingA Bar at the Folies-Bergère(1882) in The Courtauld collection. 

Reworking Manet,a live project brief was developedby The Courtauld’s Learning teamin collaboration with a group of young people and Turner Prize-winning artist and Courtauld alumnus, Jeremy Deller. It opened to UK wide submissions 2023.

Peter Doig

A major exhibition of new and recent works by Peter Doig – including paintings created since the artist’s move from Trinidad to London in 2021.

The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Peter Doigpresents an exciting new chapter in the career of one of the most celebrated and important painters working today.

Installation shot of the Peter Doig exhibition

Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergen

Experience 18 seminal paintings from Edvard Munch in spectacular detail in our latest virtual tour.

Displayed at The Courtauld Gallery,Edvard Munch. Masterpieces from Bergenmarks the first time that the Rasmus Mayer collection from KODE in Bergen has been shown outside of Scandinavia.

Van Gogh. Self-Portraits

Van Gogh. Self-Portraitstakes as its springboard Van Gogh’s iconicSelf-Portrait with Bandaged Ear (1889), one of the most celebrated works in The Courtauld’s collection, and brings together around half of the self-portraits Van Gogh created during his short years as a painter.

This is the first time that the full span of Van Gogh’s self-portraiture has been explored in an exhibition. Several works in the exhibition were last together in Van Gogh’s studio and have never been reunited, until now.

Portrait painting on a grey wall

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