|La Belle Ferroniere - sure to attract a crowd|
|Whistlejacket by Stubbs|
An excellent guide is still '100 Details from Pictures at the National Gallery', which was assembled by then-director Kenneth Clark in 1938, a year before the gallery was stripped and its treasures sent off to a Welsh quarry for safe-keeping.
|Erasmus - note inky fingers|
My absolute favourite picture is currently hidden away behind a gilded altarpiece, in a dim room which you could easily mistake for a cupboard. It's a drawing, not a painting, and it isn't even finished. The other day I sat and stared at it for some time in the soothing dim light without being disturbed by a single soul.
|The Burlington House Cartoon|
You can visit the Virgin and St Anne tomorrow. You don't need a ticket and there won't be a crowd.