Opinions and valuations

Research support and valuations

One of the Curatorial Department is available to provide research support into British portraits on Wednesday afternoons 14:00–16:00, except during the month of August and between Christmas and the New Year. Visitors seeking opinions should report to the Reception Desk in the Gallery Offices at 39-40 Orange Street. No appointment is necessary. The National Portrait Gallery cannot accept liability for opinions they may express on objects submitted for identification or for information; neither can they give valuations.

The National Portrait Gallery is not able to give valuations or to recommend specific commercial organisations. For more information about the scope of our opinions service please see Statement of the scope and purpose of our opinion service and staff research on non NPG portraits. For advice on the valuation of works of art you should contact an auction house. Details of the three main auctioneers in London are provided below for information only.

Bonhams
101 New Bond Street
London W1S 1SR
Website address: www.bonhams.com/services
Telephone: 020 7447 7447

Christie's
8 King Street, St. James
London, SW1Y 6QT
Website: www.christies.com
Telephone: 020 7839 9060

Sotheby's
34-35 New Bond Street
London W1A 2AA
Web site address: www.sothebys.com
Telephone: 020 7293 5000

For information about art dealers and auction houses in your area you should contact your local reference library.


Anna Maria Jenkins; Thomas Jenkins, by Angelica Kauffmann, 1790 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anna Maria Jenkins; Thomas Jenkins
by Angelica Kauffmann
1790
NPG 5044