Interviews with artists and sitters

These resources include transcriptions of video interviews with sitters and artists on the Portrait Explorer in the Digital Space and on the Audio Guide and interviews with photographers for the website. All explore how contemporary portraits were realised. Transcriptions of historic recordings from the National Sound Archive of the voices of well-known sitters in the Gallery's collection are also included on the Audio Guide.

Contemporary sitters
Artists
Other sitters
Photographers
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Contemporary sitters


Transcripts of interviews with sitters on the Portrait Explorer and Audio Guide.



Alan Bennett  by Derry Moore, 12th Earl of Drogheda colour print, 1992, NPG P525
Alan Bennett


Bobby Charlton by Peter Edwards oil on canvas, 1991 NPG 6140
Bobby Charlton


A.S. Byatt by Norman McBeath bromide fibre print, 29 October 1997 NPG x126410
A.S. Byatt


Germaine Greer by Sandra Lousada archival pigment print, 1970 NPG x135462
Germaine Greer
Portrait Explorer

Germaine Greer by Sandra Lousada archival pigment print, 1970 NPG x135462
Germaine Greer
Audio Guide

John Hurt by Lewis Morley bromide print, 1967 NPG P512(11)
John Hurt


Kazuo Ishiguro by Harry Borden C-type colour print, 5 July 2005 NPG x128621
Kazuo Ishiguro


P.D. James by Mark Gerson cibachrome print from original transparency, December 1993 NPG x88233
P.D. James


Neil and Glenys Kinnock by Andrew Tift acrylic on canvas, 2001 NPG 6583
Neil and
Glenys Kinnock

George Melly by Jorge ('J.S.') Lewinski bromide print, October 1968 NPG P1054
George Melly


Jonathan Miller by Judith Aronson R-type colour print, 1978 NPG x26035
Jonathan Miller


John Mortimer by Godfrey Argent bromide print, 8 July 1969 NPG x165954
John Mortimer


Mo Mowlam  by Victoria Carew Hunt  NPG x88081
Mo Mowlam


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Artists


Transcripts of interviews with artists on the Portrait Explorer and Audio Guide.



Glenys Barton
Glenys Barton


Peter Edwards by Bernard Mitchell bromide print, 1990 NPG x76930
Peter Edwards
Portrait Explorer

Peter Edwards by Bernard Mitchell bromide print, 1990 NPG x76930
Peter Edwards
Audio Guide

Maggi Hambling by Liam Woon bromide print, 9 August 1988 NPG x126761
Maggi Hambling


Allen Jones by Dennis Toff archival inkjet print, 15 May 2007 NPG x131349
Allen_Jones


John Keane
John Keane


Andrew Logan by Matthew R. Lewis vintage bromide print, 1998 NPG x136366
Andrew Logan


David Mach by Jonathan Keenan, C-type colour print, 1989 NPG x35187
David Mach


Ishbel Myerscough, by Ishbel Myerscough oil on canvas, 1991 NPG 6959
Ishbel
Myerscough

Humphrey Ocean by Othello De’Souza-Hartley
Humphrey Ocean


Stuart Pearson Wright, by Eamonn McCabe C-type colour print, 2005 NPG x131779
Stuart Pearson
Wright

Tom Phillips, by Tom Phillips pen and ink and gouache over printed page, 1987 NPG 6098
Tom Phillips


Paula Rego, by Eamonn McCabe C-type colour print, 2004 NPG x131777
Paula Rego
Portrait Explorer

Paula Rego, by Eamonn McCabe C-type colour print, 2004 NPG x131777
Paula Rego
Audio Guide

Sara Rossberg
Sara Rossberg


Tai-Shan Schierenberg
Tai-Shan
Schierenberg
Portrait Explorer

Tai-Shan Schierenberg
Tai-Shan
Schierenberg
Audio Guide

Michael Taylor, by Michael R. Taylor pencil, 2011 NPG 6934
Michael Taylor




Andrew Tift



Tom Wood by John Arnison digital C-type colour print, 2003 NPG x126256
Tom Wood
Schierenberg
Portrait Explorer

Tom Wood by John Arnison digital C-type colour print, 2003 NPG x126256
Tom Wood
Schierenberg
Audio Guide

 





 


Other sitters


Transcripts of historic recordings with sitters from the National Sound Archive on the Audio Guide.



Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell  by Francis Henry Hart, Photographs Collection NPG x39330
Robert Baden
-Powell

(Arthur) Neville Chamberlain  by Bassano Ltd, Photographs Collection NPG x83574
Neville
Chamberlain

T.S. Eliot  by John Gay, Primary Collection NPG P702
T.S. Eliot


Jacob Epstein  by Yousuf Karsh, Given by the photographer, Yousuf Karsh, Primary Collection NPG P490(28)
Jacob Epstein


E. M. Forster  by Howard Coster, Photographs Collection NPG x10404
E.M. Forster


King George V  by Sir Oswald Birley, Primary Collection NPG 4013
King George V


King George VI  by Yousuf Karsh bromide print, Primary Collection NPG P490(36)
King George VI


(William Ewart) Gladstone Murray  by Bassano Ltd, Photographs Collection NPG x83746
William Ewart
Gladstone

Dorothy Hodgkin  by Godfrey Argent, Photographs Collection NPG x21942
Dorothy
Hodgkin

John Maynard Keynes, Baron Keynes  by Walter Stoneman, Photographs Collection NPG x68883
John Maynard
Keynes

Rudyard Kipling  by Walter Stoneman, Photographs Collection NPG x11900
Rudyard Kipling


Constant Lambert  by Bassano Ltd, Photographs Collection NPG x81190
Constant
Lambert

Ramsay MacDonald  by Bassano Ltd vintage print, 1923 Purchased, 1996 Photographs Collection NPG x83816
Ramsay
MacDonald

Henry Moore  by Ida Kar, Purchased, 1999 Photographs Collection NPG x88729
Henry Moore


Florence Nightingale  by William Edward Kilburn albumen carte-de-visite, 1984 Photographs Collection NPG Ax28403
Florence
Nightingale

Benjamin Britten; Peter Pears by Fayer, Given by The Britten Estate, 1981 Photographs Collection NPG x15226
Benjamin Britten
and Peter Pears

Dame Edith Sitwell  by Elliott & Fry 1920s Purchased, 1996 Photographs Collection NPG x82160
Dame
Edith Sitwell

Ellen Terry  by Unknown photographer, Photographs Collection NPG Ax7600
Dame
Ellen Terry

Dylan Thomas  by Jane Bown bromide print, Given by Jane Bown, 1981 Photographs Collection NPG x28634
Dylan Thomas


Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)  by Hugh Cecil (Hugh Cecil Saunders) Purchased, 1979 Primary Collection NPG P136
Prince Edward
Duke of Windsor

Wallis, Duchess of Windsor  by Dorothy Wilding Primary Collection NPG P870(15)
Wallis, Duchess
of Windsor



Photographs


Transcripts of interviews with photographers on the Portrait Explorer and website.



Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin
Adam Broomberg
and
Oliver Chanarin

David Buckland
David Buckland



James Hunkin
James Hunkin



Barry Marsden
Barry Marsden



Lewis Morley  by Peter Everard Smith Photographs Collection NPG x125575
Lewis Morley



Alistair Morrison
Alistair Morrison


Terry O'Neill  by Richard Pereira Given by Terry O'Neill, 2003 Photographs Collection NPG x126176
Terry O’Neill


Flash interviews with audio

Bryan Wharton 1972, Detail from photography by Michael McKeown
Bryan Wharton


Jill Furmanovsky, self portrait, with Chrisse Hynde (detail), 1993
Jill Furmanovsky


Jillian Edelstein  by Jillian Edelstein bromide print, 1993 Given by Jillian Edelstein, 2009 NPG x132451
Jillian Edelstein


Johnnie Shand Kydd, Photograph by David Saywell, 2002
Johnnie Shand
Kydd

Tom Miller, Photograph by Susan Bright, 2003
Tom Miller