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About the Collection

Explore over 200,000 portraits from the 16th Century to the present day in a wide variety of different mediums. These include drawings, miniatures, negatives, paintings, photographs, prints, sculptures and many more.

Collection catalogues

The Gallery is making detailed information available online for all portraits in the Collection, including a catalogue of Later Victorian Portraits.

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Tag the Gallery's 3,000 painted portraits on the BBC Your Paintings website using this fun and educational online tool.