Explore the Blavatnik Fine Rooms

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The elegantly restored Blavatnik Fine Rooms, a suite of six galleries spanning the entire Second Floor of the building, showcase some of the greatest and most-loved works from The Courtauld51²è¹Ý¶ù collection from the Renaissance through to the 18th century.

These rooms are dedicated to the Italian Renaissance, Northern Renaissance as well as 17th and 18th century Europe. A major highlight is Botticelli51²è¹Ý¶ù large-scale The Trinity With Saints, unveiled after a three-year conservation project.

A room dedicated to The Courtauld51²è¹Ý¶ù celebrated collection of works by Peter Paul Rubens is also a significant feature of the displays, as is a comprehensive collection of decorative arts which includes ornate ceramics and rare Islamic metalwork.

Three of the most prominent artistic, scientific and historical societies had their meeting rooms in these spaces – the Royal Academy, Royal Society and Society of Antiquaries. The architect of Somerset House, William Chambers, was a founding member of the Royal Academy and made sure its rooms on this floor were sumptuously decorated, and the Blavatnik Fine Rooms include stunning ceilings, beautiful fireplaces and ornate door handles.

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Adam and Eve are depicted at the fateful moment when they disobey God and commit the first sin.

Adam and Eve

Lucas Cranach the Elder

Cranach and his workshop made over 50 versions of this subject. This painting is one of the largest and most beautiful....

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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882

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