The Dulwich Picture Gallery is one of the world's most important collections of European old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s, and is one of the oldest in this country. Rembrandt, Poussin, Watteau, Rubens, Canaletto, Gainsborough and many others are all represented in the first purpose-built art gallery in England, designed by Sir John Soane in 1811. The Collection is also one of the oldest in Great Britain substantially put together in the years 1790 and 1795. It is said by the Sunday Telegraph to be, 'The most beautiful small art gallery in the world'.

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