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The National Gallery holds the copyright for all the photographs of paintings in the permanent collection displayed on this website, and always needs to be contacted for permission when paintings are to be reproduced. However, for some more recent works in the collection the work itself will also be in copyright.

Artistic works are protected in the EU from creation for a period of the lifetime of the artist plus at least 70 years. If you wish to reproduce a work in copyright you must by law clear permission with the rights holders (usually the artist or their estate) for the artistic work, and the Gallery for the photograph.

The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) represents many artists and estates for matters of copyright in the UK. You can contact DACS on Tel: 020 7336 8811, Fax: 020 7336 8822 or visit their web site at