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

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Girl in Bed, by Lucian Freud - NPG L258

Girl in Bed

by Lucian Freud
oil on canvas, 1952
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L258

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

Allen Jones, by Allen Jones - NPG 5911

Allen Jones

by Allen Jones
oil on canvas, 1959-1960
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5911

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

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

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

John Desmond Bernal, by Peter de Francia - NPG 6396

John Desmond Bernal

by Peter de Francia
oil on canvas, 1966
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6396

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

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

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

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

Salman Rushdie ('The Moor'), by Bhupen Khakhar - NPG 6352

Salman Rushdie ('The Moor')

by Bhupen Khakhar
oil on linen, 1995
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6352

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

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow, by David LaChapelle - NPG P1403

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

by David LaChapelle
C-type colour print, 1996
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1403

A.S. Byatt (Portrait of A S Byatt : Red, Yellow, Green and Blue : 24 September 1997), by Patrick Heron - NPG 6414

A.S. Byatt (Portrait of A S Byatt : Red, Yellow, Green and Blue : 24 September 1997)

by Patrick Heron
oil on canvas, 1997
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6414

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

Doris Lessing, by Leonard William McComb - NPG 6516

Doris Lessing

by Leonard William McComb
oil on canvas, 1999
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6516

Tom Daley, by Bettina von Zwehl - NPG P1728

Tom Daley

by Bettina von Zwehl
C-type colour print, 7 June 2010
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1728

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

Angela Eagle, by Victoria Carew Hunt - NPG x88088

Angela Eagle

by Victoria Carew Hunt
bromide fibre print, 1998
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x88088

Saffron Burrows, by Derrick Santini - NPG x127322

Saffron Burrows

by Derrick Santini
bromide fibre print, June 2001
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x127322

Will Young, by Alan Olley - NPG x135365

Will Young

by Alan Olley
C-type colour print, 2003
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x135365

Ben Whishaw as Hamlet, by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda - NPG x126968

Ben Whishaw as Hamlet

by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda
bromide fibre print, 2004
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x126968

Jackie Kay, by Caroline Forbes - NPG x131833

Jackie Kay

by Caroline Forbes
digital bromide print, 2007
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x131833

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

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