Researching portraits

The Gallery provides a number of Enquiry Services.  Or you can conduct your own online research through searching the Gallery’s collection for sitters or artists or by consulting the list of Useful Resources provided below.

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NPG 394 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonSearch by sitter or artist surname within over 195,000 portraits.

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Heinz Archive and Library

Heinz Archieve and LibraryOpen by appointment to visitors who are interested in any aspect of British portraiture or in the history of the Gallery.

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Higher Education group visits

About the Collections

NPG 1 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonInsights into the Primary Collection, including paintings and sculpture; the Reference Collection, including prints and the Photographs Collection.

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Publications

PublicationsCatalogues and books promoting Gallery exhibitions and portraiture, focussing on fine art, photography, history and biography.

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