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Room 29
The Turn of the Century

Room 29This room is dedicated to some of the most important artistic figures at the end of the 19th Century. On one wall there are a group of portraits by John Singer Sargent, including a full-length portrait of Sir Frank Swettenham in white uniform. Other points of focus are a series of portraits by artists associated with the New English Art Club, including Sickert and Steer, self-portraits by brother and sister Augustus and Gwen John and a group of Epstein bronze busts. A wallcase is dedicated to special displays, details of which can be found via the link below.

Room introduction

See also: Room 29: wallcase

16 portraits on display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery

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2205

Sir Edmund William Gosse

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1886
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2205

3116

Philip Wilson Steer

by Walter Richard Sickert
oil on canvas, circa 1890
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3116

5706

Hercules Brabazon Brabazon

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, early 1890s
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5706

2447

Edward Carpenter

by Roger Fry
oil on canvas, 1894
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2447

1079

Coventry Kersey Deighton Patmore

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1894
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1079

3142

Walter Richard Sickert

by Philip Wilson Steer
oil on canvas, published 1894
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3142

4252

Augustus John

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
oil on canvas, exhibited 1900
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4252

4439

Gwen John

by Gwendolen Mary ('Gwen') John
oil on canvas, circa 1900
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4439

4837

Sir Frank Swettenham

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1904
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4837

3850

Sir Max Beerbohm

by Sir William Newzam Prior Nicholson
oil on canvas, 1905
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3850

2219

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Percival Hedley
bronze bust, 1905
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2219

2556

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909

by Sir William Newenham Montague Orpen
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2556

1767

Henry James

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1913
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1767

2958

Ambrose McEvoy

by Francis Derwent Wood
bronze bust, 1915
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2958

2156

Thomas Hardy

by Sir (William) Hamo Thornycroft
bronze head, 1917
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2156

4208

John Galsworthy

by David Evans
bronze bust, 1929
On display in Room 29 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4208