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Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery

Later Victorian Arts
Room 28This room sees portraits hung at projected angles from the wall, creating a zig-zag pattern, allowing pairs of portraits to be seen together. Portraits of the dramatist Gilbert and composer collaborator Sullivan are brought together in this way. Other highlights in the room are a portrait of Louise Jopling by Millais and on the end wall Lady Colin Campbell by Boldini. Sir Henry Irving and Robert Louis Stevenson are included in sets of bronze busts on plinths and there is a room length wallcase for special displays, currently on is Mrs Patrick Campbell 1865 - 1940 and William Holman Hunt 1827 - 1910.

See also: Room 28: wallcase

22 portraits on display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Alphonse Legros, by (Aimé) Jules Dalou - NPG 5313

Alphonse Legros

by (Aimé) Jules Dalou
bronze head, circa 1876
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5313

Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe), by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG 6612

Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe)

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1879
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6612

Sir Henry Irving, by Jules Bastien-Lepage - NPG 1560

Sir Henry Irving

by Jules Bastien-Lepage
oil on canvas, 1880
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1560

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert, by Francis Montague ('Frank') Holl - NPG 2911

Sir William Schwenck Gilbert

by Francis Montague ('Frank') Holl
oil on canvas, 1886
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2911

Robert Louis Stevenson, by Sir William Blake Richmond - NPG 1028

Robert Louis Stevenson

by Sir William Blake Richmond
oil on canvas, 1887
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1028

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt - NPG 1325

Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan

by Sir John Everett Millais, 1st Bt
oil on canvas, 1888
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1325

Jerome Klapka Jerome, by Solomon Joseph Solomon - NPG 4492

Jerome Klapka Jerome

by Solomon Joseph Solomon
oil on panel, circa 1889
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4492

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton, after Sir Thomas Brock - NPG 1957a

Frederic Leighton, Baron Leighton

after Sir Thomas Brock
bronze cast after plaster bust, 1923 (1892)
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1957a

Arthur William Symons, by Jacques-Emile Blanche - NPG L135

Arthur William Symons

by Jacques-Emile Blanche
oil on canvas, 1895
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L135

Gertrude Elizabeth (née Blood), Lady Colin Campbell, by Giovanni Boldini - NPG 1630

Gertrude Elizabeth (née Blood), Lady Colin Campbell

by Giovanni Boldini
oil on canvas, circa 1897
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1630

Charles Haslewood Shannon, by Charles Haslewood Shannon - NPG 3107

Charles Haslewood Shannon

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
oil on canvas, 1897
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3107

Charles de Sousy Ricketts, by Charles Haslewood Shannon - NPG 3106

Charles de Sousy Ricketts

by Charles Haslewood Shannon
oil on canvas, 1898
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3106

Rudyard Kipling, by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt - NPG 1863

Rudyard Kipling

by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt
oil on canvas, 1899
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1863

William Holman Hunt, by Sir William Blake Richmond - NPG 2803

William Holman Hunt

by Sir William Blake Richmond
oil on canvas, 1900
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2803

Gwen John, by Gwendolen Mary ('Gwen') John - NPG 4439

Gwen John

by Gwendolen Mary ('Gwen') John
oil on canvas, circa 1900
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4439

Sir Henry Irving, copy by (Edward) Onslow Ford - NPG 5689

Sir Henry Irving

copy by (Edward) Onslow Ford
bronze bust, circa 1906-1907 (circa 1883-1884)
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5689

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt, by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt - NPG 1951

Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Bt

by Sir Philip Burne-Jones, 2nd Bt
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1951

William De Morgan, by (Mary) Evelyn De Morgan (née Pickering) - NPG 6358

William De Morgan

by (Mary) Evelyn De Morgan (née Pickering)
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6358

Henry James, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 1767

Henry James

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1913
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1767

Ambrose McEvoy, by Francis Derwent Wood - NPG 2958

Ambrose McEvoy

by Francis Derwent Wood
bronze bust, 1915
On display in Room 28 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2958