National Portrait Gallery

The public gallery in London dedicated to portraits. It opened in 1896 and houses thousands of paintings depicting many of the most famous people in British history.

The gallery houses a few self portraits of artist including ones of Hogarth and Sir Joshua Reynolds. The National Portrait Gallery also hosts the annual BP Portrait Prize.


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Three exhibitions about women and photography in London this weekend plus other places to see and buy art

02 August 2019

Women get behind and in front of the lens (and sometimes both at once) at three exhibitions on show in London this weekend.

Dylan Thomas by Augustus John

Welsh connections: Christie’s brokers sale of Augustus John portrait of Dylan Thomas to National Portrait Gallery

22 August 2018

Christie’s has helped broker the sale of portrait of a young Dylan Thomas by Augustus John (1878-1961) to the National Portrait Gallery.

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National Portrait Gallery seeks help from trade to grow collection

26 March 2018

The UK's National Portrait Gallery (NPG) has funding in place for vernacular portraits ‘owned by ordinary people’. It is calling on the trade to help it acquire works for a new exhibition centred on identity before the era of painted portraiture.

Duke of Wellington

National Portrait Gallery launches appeal to secure Lawrence portrait of Duke of Wellington

03 November 2016

The National Portrait Gallery today launched an appeal to finish raising the £1.3m necessary to secure Thomas Lawrence’s portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington for its collection.

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NPG need £116,057 by end of June, or they lose unique Donne portrait

08 May 2006

LESS than two months remains to find the final £116,057 towards the £1.4m price of a unique portrait of the 17th century poet John Donne.

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The dealers through an artist’s eye

13 July 2004

IT is not often that an antiques dealer ends up on the walls of the National Portrait Gallery, but until September 19 that is just what is happening.

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