Commissions

The National Portrait Gallery commissions about six portraits a year as part of its commitment to collecting portraits of those who have made an important contribution to British history and culture. Over the last thirty years, it has commissioned some 160 portrait paintings, sculptures, drawings and works in mixed media, about five or six a year, as well as many photographs. These portraits now form the backbone of the contemporary displays.

 

Commissioning portraits

NPG 5921 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonInformation about the commissioning process, including choosing a subject, working with the artist and creating the resulting portrait.

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Photographs commissions

NPG P323 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonThe history of commissioning photographs for the Gallery's collections.

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Commissions: New Media

NPG 6526 (detail) - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA search results listing of new media portraits commissioned by the Gallery.

 

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Commissions: Paintings and Drawings

NPG 5370 - National Portrait Gallery, LondonA search results listing of paintings and drawings commissioned by the Gallery.

 

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Commissions: Photographic Collections

NPG P150(10) - © Arnold Newman / Getty ImagesA search results listing of photographs commissioned by the Gallery.

 

Photographic Collections Photographs

 

Commissions: Sculpture

NPG 6224 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonA search results listing of sculptures commissioned by the Gallery.

 


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