Explore further

Explore the collection in a wide range of ways other than by searching by a particular named sitter, artist or portrait.

Time period

By periodSelections of portraits from the Gallery's collections by historical time period, from Tudor to Contemporary portraits.

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Room by room

Room by RoomComplete illustrated listings of portraits on display at the Gallery in each of the Gallery's rooms.

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People and Places

People and PlacesSitters and artists represented within our collection and the places associated with them.

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Family trees

NPG x40365 - © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's LondonSelected families and their family trees as represented within the Gallery's Collections.

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Interviews with artists and sitters

InterviewsExplore how contemporary portraits were realised through interviews with artists and sitters, talking about the portrait process.

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Art materials

NPG 6840 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonExplore definitions as they relate to the Collections and a special feature on different materials and techniques used in drawn portraits.

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Subjects and themes

NPG 4449 - © National Portrait Gallery, London Selections of portraits from the Gallery's collections by subject and theme.

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Tours

NPG 416 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonReady-made tours of 12 portraits on display at the Gallery today. Includes a Highlights tour, tours by period and tours by theme.

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