Activity

Some individual keywords linked to Activity are illustrated with a selection of portraits below. To explore the full list of keywords and within each the full set of portraits in each category, go to the Subjects and Themes section under Portrait in Advanced Search and choose the Activity ... option.

Dancing

Accessory

Portraits that show sitters dancing or in places where dancing takes place.

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Drinking and eating

Accessory

Portraits that show sitters drinking or eating, or where food and drink figure prominently.

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Making art

Accessory

Portraits that show painters, sculptors and photographers in the act of making art.

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Making music

Accessory

Portraits that show musicians making music or holding musical instruments.

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Reading

Accessory Portraits that show sitters reading or holding books and other reading material.

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Sleeping

Accessory

Portraits that show sitters sleeping or at rest with their eyes closed.

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Smoking

NPG 6062 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonPortraits that show sitters smoking or holding cigarettes, cigars and pipes. 

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Writing

NPG 6588 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonPortraits that show sitters writing or holding writing materials.

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