Two views of the National Gallery in day and evening; the first shot was taken a couple of days after the second. I went to the Gallery earlier this month late in the day to photograph some of the collection, as well as take in a temporary exhibit on Claude Monet.
The exhibit unfortunately was photo-restricted, so no photos from there, but you can check the exhibition website (I hope the page remains open past the end of the exhibition) for a taste of Monet: A Bridge To Modernity. Monet and his family stayed in the town of Argenteuil for a number of years in the 1870s, where he painted a series of paintings of the two bridges over the Seine. Seeing these paintings grouped together was a delight, and for those in the Ottawa area, the exhibition wraps up on the 15th of February.
Moving into the permanent collection now. The Gallery houses its permanent collection on two primary levels, with Canadian art on one and world art on the upper floor. There is also an area dedicated to First Nations art (which I'll have to return to sometime soon, as I didn't visit it this time out). Starting off, this is a portrait that seems to always catch my eye. It's a painting by the Quebec artist Theophile Hamel, dating back to 1854, entitled Henriette Massue Le Moine.
The top painting here is by William Raphael, a Prussian born artist who came to live in Canada, entitled Indian Encampment On The Lower St. Lawrence. The lower painting, by British-Canadian artist John A. Fraser, is September Afternoon, Eastern Townships.