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Room 31
A National Portrait: Britain 1919-59

Room 31The largest room on the first floor, this strikingly beautiful modern space with an undulating ceiling displays paintings on clear glass walls from the period after the Great War up to the end of the 1950s. One side of the space is devoted to the period after the 1st World War to the onset of the 2nd World War, with strong selections of portraits from the Bloomsbury set. The curved end wall focusses on the 2nd World War, whilst the other long wall concentrates on the post-war period.

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See also: Room 31: showcase

89 portraits on display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery

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6879

Spencer Frederick Gore

by Harold Gilman
oil on cardboard, circa 1911-1912
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6879

4126

Jacob Epstein

by Sir Jacob Epstein
bronze head, 1912
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4126

5802

George Leigh Mallory

by Duncan Grant
oil on panel, 1912
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5802

5201

Robert Polhill Bevan

by Robert Polhill Bevan
oil on canvas, 1913-1914
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5201

6878

Stanislawa Bevan (née de Karlowska)

by Harold Gilman
oil on canvas, circa 1913
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6878

4981

Spencer Frederick Gore

by Spencer Frederick Gore
oil on canvas, 1914
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4981

4432

Henry Lamb

by Henry Lamb
oil on panel, 1914
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4432

6446

Malcolm Drummond

by Malcolm Drummond
oil on canvas, circa 1914-1918
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6446

4129

Isaac Rosenberg

by Isaac Rosenberg
oil on panel, 1915
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4129

6630

Edward Alexander ('Aleister') Crowley

by Leon Engers Kennedy
oil on canvas, 1917-1918
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6630

4331

Vanessa Bell (née Stephen)

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, circa 1918
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4331

1894

Sir John William Alcock

by Ambrose McEvoy
oil on canvas, 1919
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1894

6095

Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Augustus Edwin John
oil on canvas, 1919
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6095

5202

Stanislawa Bevan (née de Karlowska)

by Robert Polhill Bevan
oil on canvas, 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5202

4698

E. M. Forster

by Dora Carrington
oil on canvas, 1920
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4698

2608

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton

by Reginald Grenville Eves
oil on canvas, 1921
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2608

P283

Charlie Chaplin

by Strauss-Peyton Studio
bromide print, 1921
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P283

2099

Sir James George Frazer

by Emile Antoine Bourdelle
bronze bust, 1925 (1922)
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2099

6321

Sir (Francis) Osbert Sacheverell Sitwell, 5th Bt

by Frank Owen Dobson
bronze head, 1994 (1922)
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6321

6977

Dame Edith Evans (Dame Edith Mary Booth)

by Henry Glintenkamp
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6977