Genre

Some individual keywords linked to Genre 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 Genre ... option.

Children

Accessory

Portraits that show children, either on their own or with their family.

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Couples

Accessory

Portraits showing married and non-married, different and same gender couples.

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Family

Accessory

Portraits showing two or more members of the same family.

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Group portraits

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Portraits showing three or more sitters and sometimes large groups of individuals.

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Nudes and naked figures

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Portraits of nudes and naked figures.

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Royal babies

Accessory

Portraits of babies born into the royal family from the Stuarts to the present day.

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Self-portraits

NPG 6863 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonPortraits where the artist has represented themselves or is the main subject of the portrait. 

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Weddings

NPG X29864 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonPortraits that show weddings.

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