Two Boys Before an Easel
- Art Funded
- 56.5 x 58.7 cm
- Presented by
- Sir Henry H Howorth through The Art Fund
One of the treasures of the National Gallery, Velázquez's The Toilet of Venus (known more commonly as the 'Rokeby Venus') was saved for the nation in 1906 after a contentious campaign.
Leonardo's famous cartoon, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist is a full-size drawing for an altarpiece that was never realised. It was presented by the Art Fund in 1962 after a massive public fundraising campaign.