Hampstead’s Village People: Portraits of Cultural Icons

1 March - 29 June 2014

Fenton House and Gardens, London

Tickets: £6.50 (£3 Child)

  • Touring exhibition

Ben Nicholson, by Humphrey Spender, circa 1935 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ben Nicholson
by Humphrey Spender
circa 1935
NPG P42

To celebrate Hampstead and its residents, the National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with the National Trust, is bringing 30 photographs of the neighbourhood’s cultural icons to hang in the 17th century house. This display includes portraits of musicians as diverse as Edward Elgar and Boy George, writers Edith Sitwell and Alan Hollinghurst, artists Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth and actors Richard Burton and Judi Dench. More of Hampstead’s famous faces will be brought to life and hung on the walls of Fenton House with photographic portraits of Sir John Betjeman by John Gay, Richard Wilson by Trevor Leighton, Helena Bonham Carter, Ricky Gervais, and Martin Amis.