Masks and disguises

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Portraits in disguise

 

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David Garrick, studio of Johann Joseph Zoffany, (1763) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

David Garrick
studio of Johann Joseph Zoffany
(1763)
NPG 1167

Unity More, by Bassano Ltd, 6 July 1912 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Unity More
by Bassano Ltd
6 July 1912
NPG x101645

Renée Kelly, by Bassano Ltd, 2 August 1912 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Renée Kelly
by Bassano Ltd
2 August 1912
NPG x101805

Kathlene Martyn, by Emil Otto (

Kathlene Martyn
by Emil Otto ('E.O.') Hoppé
circa 1917
NPG Ax132930

Ogna Hicks, by Bassano Ltd, 27 January 1921 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Ogna Hicks
by Bassano Ltd
27 January 1921
NPG x101195

Viola Tree, by Bassano Ltd, 6 January 1923 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Viola Tree
by Bassano Ltd
6 January 1923
NPG x34400

Anna May Wong, by Dudley Glanfield, 25 April 1929 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anna May Wong
by Dudley Glanfield
25 April 1929
NPG x126864

Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) (

Nicolai Poliakoff (Poliakovs) ('Coco the Clown')
by Humphrey Spender
1935
NPG x14703

Victor Musgrave, by Unknown photographer, late 1940s - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Victor Musgrave
by Unknown photographer
late 1940s
NPG x134025

George Hoole as

George Hoole as 'Spotty Muldoon'
by Lewis Morley
May 1965
NPG x38941

Kathleen Biggar, by Madame Yevonde, circa 1968 - NPG  - © Yevonde Portrait Archive

Kathleen Biggar
by Madame Yevonde
circa 1968
NPG x31544

Angus McBean, by Peter Everard Smith, 19 May 1987 - NPG  - © Peter Everard Smith

Angus McBean
by Peter Everard Smith
19 May 1987
NPG x38394

Theo Crosby, by Graham Miller, 1988 - NPG  - © Graham Miller / National Portrait Gallery, Lonon

Theo Crosby
by Graham Miller
1988
NPG x132386

Steven Berkoff, by Alastair Thain, 1988 - NPG  - © Alastair Thain

Steven Berkoff
by Alastair Thain
1988
NPG x126917

Philip Pullman, by Eamonn McCabe, October 2001 - NPG  - © Eamonn McCabe

Philip Pullman
by Eamonn McCabe
October 2001
NPG P958

Banksy, by James Pfaff, 2003 - NPG  - © James Pfaff

Banksy
by James Pfaff
2003
NPG x131404

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