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Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

Artists and Sitters: Britain 1960-2000

Room 32The display includes groups of portraits by particular artists, inviting the viewer to consider the range of contrasting approaches. While the challenge of depicting an observed sitter remained, a rich stylistic diversity characterises portraiture in the late 20th Century.

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42 portraits on display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Winston Churchill, after Oscar Nemon - NPG 6347

Winston Churchill

after Oscar Nemon
bronze bust, 1995, based on a work of circa 1955
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6347

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky - NPG 7023

Marie-Louise von Motesiczky

by Marie-Louise von Motesiczky
oil on canvas, 1959
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7023

Francis Bacon, by Reginald Gray - NPG 5135

Francis Bacon

by Reginald Gray
oil on board, 1960
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5135

The Situation Group, by Sylvia Sleigh - NPG 6817

The Situation Group

by Sylvia Sleigh
oil on linen, mounted on canvas, 1961
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6817

Sid James, by Ruskin Spear - NPG 6820

Sid James

by Ruskin Spear
oil and collage on canvas, 1962
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6820

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark, by Graham Vivian Sutherland - NPG 5243

Kenneth Clark, Baron Clark

by Graham Vivian Sutherland
oil on canvas, 1963-1964
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5243

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother'), by Sam Walsh - NPG 6172

Paul McCartney ('Mike's Brother')

by Sam Walsh
oil on masonite, 1964
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6172

Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband, by Sir (John) Kyffin Williams - NPG 6621

Dame Eileen Louise Younghusband

by Sir (John) Kyffin Williams
oil on canvas, circa 1965
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6621

William John Christopher Vassall, by Cecil Beaton - NPG 6552

William John Christopher Vassall

by Cecil Beaton
oil on canvas, 1966
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6552

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham) with her daughter, Natasha, by Olwyn Bowey - NPG 6843

Lady Antonia Fraser (née Pakenham) with her daughter, Natasha

by Olwyn Bowey
oil on canvas, 1966
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6843

Queen Elizabeth II, by Pietro Annigoni - NPG 4706

Queen Elizabeth II

by Pietro Annigoni
tempera grassa on paper on panel, 1969
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4706

Henry Cooper, by William Redgrave - NPG 6925

Henry Cooper

by William Redgrave
bronze bust, 1969
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6925

The Meeting, Royal Academy of Arts, by Leonard Rosoman - NPG 5740

The Meeting, Royal Academy of Arts

by Leonard Rosoman
acrylic on canvas, 1979-1984
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5740

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire; Sue Ryder, by Rosalind Cuthbert - NPG 5520

Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire; Sue Ryder

by Rosalind Cuthbert
oil on canvas, 1982
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5520

Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982, by Paul Brason - NPG 5843

Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982

by Paul Brason
oil on canvas, 1982-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5843

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, by Bryan Organ - NPG 5698

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

by Bryan Organ
acrylic on canvas, 1983
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5698

Arthur Scargill, by William Bowyer - NPG 5990

Arthur Scargill

by William Bowyer
oil on board, 1984
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5990

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi - NPG 5952

Sir Eduardo Paolozzi

by Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
bronze statuette, 1987
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5952

Arnold Abraham Goodman, Baron Goodman, by Sir Anthony Alfred Caro - NPG L240

Arnold Abraham Goodman, Baron Goodman

by Sir Anthony Alfred Caro
bronze head, 1988
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L240

Salman Rushdie, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2008

Salman Rushdie

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, December 1988
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2008

Daniel Day-Lewis, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P1998

Daniel Day-Lewis

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, August 1989
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1998

Kazuo Ishiguro, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2009

Kazuo Ishiguro

by The Douglas Brothers
lith print, November 1989
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2009

Alan Bennett, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P1999

Alan Bennett

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, August 1990
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1999

John Le Carré, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2002

John Le Carré

by The Douglas Brothers
lith print, August 1990
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2002

Damon Albarn, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2003

Damon Albarn

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, October 1990
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2003

Ian McEwan, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2005

Ian McEwan

by The Douglas Brothers
lith print, 1990
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2005

Bob Geldof, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2007

Bob Geldof

by The Douglas Brothers
lith print, March 1990
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2007

Chris Ofili, by Chris Ofili - NPG 6835

Chris Ofili

by Chris Ofili
oil on canvas, 1991
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6835

Tony Bevan, by Tony Bevan - NPG 6818

Tony Bevan

by Tony Bevan
oil and pigment on canvas, 1992
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6818

Sir Kenneth Branagh, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P1997

Sir Kenneth Branagh

by The Douglas Brothers
lith print, 1992
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1997

Tilda Swinton, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2006

Tilda Swinton

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, November 1992
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2006

Bryan Ferry, by The Douglas Brothers - NPG P2000

Bryan Ferry

by The Douglas Brothers
platinum print, February 1993
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P2000

Darcey Bussell, by Allen Jones - NPG 6252

Darcey Bussell

by Allen Jones
oil on canvas, 1994
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6252

Sir (Philip) Christopher Ondaatje, by Daphne Todd - NPG 6522

Sir (Philip) Christopher Ondaatje

by Daphne Todd
oil on board, 1995
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6522

Diana, Princess of Wales, by Mario Testino - NPG P1016

Diana, Princess of Wales

by Mario Testino
Durst and Lambda bromide print, 1997
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1016

Helena Ann Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws, by Chris Levine - NPG 6979

Helena Ann Kennedy, Baroness Kennedy of the Shaws

by Chris Levine
lenticular print on lightbox, 2013
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6979

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Jankel Adler

by Jankel Adler
pencil, 1944
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6941

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Henryk Gotlib, Self-Portrait in a Duffle Coat

by Henryk Gotlib
oil on canvas, 1956
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7015

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Oskar Kokoschka

by Oskar Kokoschka
lithograph, 1965
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5156

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

André (Andre) Deutsch

by Leonard Rosoman
oil on canvas, 1987
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6535

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild ('Man in a Chair')

by Lucian Freud
oil on canvas, 1989
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L201

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Hans Schwarz

by Hans Schwarz
drypoint, 1997
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7033