Self-portraits

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Self-portraits from the 17th to 21st Centuries

 

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Isaac Oliver, by Isaac Oliver, circa 1590 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Isaac Oliver
by Isaac Oliver
circa 1590
NPG 4852

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, by Sir Nathaniel Bacon, circa 1625 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Nathaniel Bacon
by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
circa 1625
NPG 2142

Mary Beale, by Mary Beale, circa 1665 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Beale
by Mary Beale
circa 1665
NPG 1687

Michael Dahl, by Michael Dahl, 1691 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Michael Dahl
by Michael Dahl
1691
NPG 3822

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Sir Joshua Reynolds, circa 1747-1749 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Joshua Reynolds
by Sir Joshua Reynolds
circa 1747-1749
NPG 41

John Constable, by John Constable, circa 1799-1804 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Constable
by John Constable
circa 1799-1804
NPG 901

Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Richard Evans, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence, (circa 1825) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Thomas Lawrence
by Richard Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
(circa 1825)
NPG 260

Dante Gabriel Rossetti, by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1847 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
by Dante Gabriel Rossetti
1847
NPG 857

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, 1912 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska
1912
NPG 4814

Jacob Epstein, by Sir Jacob Epstein, 1912 - NPG  - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jacob Epstein
by Sir Jacob Epstein
1912
NPG 4126

Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi, by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi, 1987 - NPG  - Photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
1987
NPG 6020

Doris Zinkeisen, by Doris Clare Zinkeisen, exhibited 1929 - NPG  - © estate of Doris Clare Zinkeisen

Doris Zinkeisen
by Doris Clare Zinkeisen
exhibited 1929
NPG 6487

Madame Yevonde, by Madame Yevonde, 1940 - NPG  - © Yevonde Portrait Archive

Madame Yevonde
by Madame Yevonde
1940
NPG P620

Maggi Hambling, by Maggi Hambling, 1977-1978 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Maggi Hambling
by Maggi Hambling
1977-1978
NPG 6562

Gilbert & George (

Gilbert & George ('IN THE PISS')
by Gilbert & George
1997
NPG 6489

Marc Quinn (

Marc Quinn ('Self')
by Marc Quinn
2006
NPG 6863

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