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The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
A fascinating introduction to the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
highly illustrated biography of Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) by a leading authority on the Bloomsbury Group.
Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860–1960
William Morris, great Victorian artist-craftsman, designer, poet, polymath and visionary thinker.
William Morris: Words & Wisdom
A collection of observations by, and about, the great British polymath, visionary, designer and writer.
National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain
This handsomely produced volume presents highlights, featuring over 200 works.
Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards
The National Portrait Gallery holds hundreds of images of bearded, whiskered and moustached men.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014
sixty stunning reproductions of the selected works provide an excellent overview of current photographic styles.
Fine Art - Exhibitions
Elizabeth I & Her People
This lavishly illustrated book tells their stories, as well as those of courtiers, nobles and the Queen herself.
The Lost Prince Henry, Prince of Wales (1594–1612)
In his short life he was the focus of great hope and expectation in Europe
Lucian Freud: Portraits
This new, authoritative survey of Freud’s portraits and figure paintings explores his work across seven decades.
This accessible guide features a selection of portraits by Lucian Freud.
BP Portrait Award 2014
Featuring works from an international list of artists, the BP Portrait Award highlights
BP Portrait Award 2013
Featuring works from an international
list of artists.
500 Portraits: BP Portrait Award
Features 500 paintings from many of the best figurative artists active over the last twenty-one years.
Laura Knight Portraits
A long overdue reappraisal of an outstanding and pioneering female
The First Actresses: Nell Gwyn to Sarah Siddons
Featuring a range of large-scale, public and more intimate portraits of actresses.
Man Ray Portraits
Man Ray was one of the most inventive photographic artists of the twentieth century.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2013
This book celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012
Portraits from contemporary photographers selected from over 5,000 submissions.
Glamour of the Gods: Hollywood Portraits
Hollywood portraiture from the industry’s golden age, a period lasting from 1920 to 1960.
Hoppé Portraits Society, Studio and Street
Hoppe began his career in 1907 and rose to prominence photographing eminent figures
Camille Silvy: Photographer of Modern Life 1834–1910
Marking the centenary of his death and the first retrospective of his work in Paris and London.
Mario Testino Portraits
From London to Hollywood, this unprecedented overview of Testino's career
The portraits in this book have been personally selected by Bailey from the wide range of subjects and groups.
Fine Art - Gallery Collections
Later Stuarts Portraits 1685–1714
This important reference work is the latest volume in the series of National Portrait Gallery.
National Portrait Gallery: Mid-Georgian Portraits 1760-1790
Great sequence of illustrated catalogues of the collection embraces the period 1500-1860
The National Portrait Gallery Highlights
This book features a selection of over 120 of the finest portraits in the collection.
History & Biography
Kings and Queens
This new edition highlights the most important historical events and dates in every reign.
Imagined Lives: Portraits of unknown people
Identities of people whose portraits featured in this book have been lost or mistaken.
Bob Dylan: Face Value
An intriguing collection of portraits by the internationally acclaimed icon of American music.
21st Century Portraits
This book is an essential reference work in the field of 21st century art.
A Guide to Twentieth Century Portraits
Fascinating selection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs chosen by the National Portrait Gallery.
A Guide to Tudor and Jacobean Portraits
With lively engaging text and a dynamic design, the guide is organised thematically.
A Guide to Victorian & Edwardian Portraits
An introduction to Victorian and Edwardian portraits selected by the National Portrait Galler.
A Guide to Contemporary Portraits
The Gallery’s Director and Contemporary Curator discuss key works from the collection.