Winter, snow and Christmas

As we edge deeper into Winter here are a selection of our portraits linked to that season, snow, ice, frosts and Christmas more generally.

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The Thames Frost Fair, 1683
probably by William Faithorne, published by William Warter
circa 1684
NPG D22983

'Elements of skateing - the consequence of going before the wind'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 November 1805
NPG D12854

'Elements of skateing - attitude! - attitude is every thing!'
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 24 November 1805
NPG D12855

A Canadian Winter
by John ('HB') Doyle, printed by Alfred Ducôte, published by Thomas McLean
published 26 January 1838
NPG D41449

Jacob Luard Pattisson
by William Notman
1872-1873
NPG Ax13946

Choir singing on Christmas Day
by Louisa Anne Beresford (née Stuart), Marchioness of Waterford
25 December 1887
NPG D23146(29)

'The Ice in the Thames at Greenwich'
by Unknown photographer
January 1895
NPG P1700(15)

Gertie Millar
by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
1905
NPG x136257

Gertie Millar
by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
1905
NPG x136258

Gertie Millar
by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
1905
NPG x196314

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton
by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
1907 or after
NPG D18064

Gertie Millar
published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
circa 1909
NPG x135700

Gabrielle Ray
by Foulsham & Banfield, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
1906
NPG x160566

Gabrielle Ray
published by Aristophot Co Ltd
circa 1910
NPG x160567

Dorothy Ward
by Fielding of Leeds
1910s
NPG x160609

Edgar Evans
by Herbert George Ponting
1911
NPG P1365

Gabrielle Ray
by Bassano Ltd
12 January 1911
NPG x101243

Gabrielle Ray
by Bassano Ltd
12 January 1911
NPG x101244

'Christmas in the Alps'
by Donald McLeish
published 1913
NPG x134980

Winter Sports for Politicians
by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
1927
NPG D9605

William Henry Beveridge, 1st Baron Beveridge
by Sir (John) Bernard Partridge
published in Punch 22 November 1944
NPG D952

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
1984
NPG P942

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
1955
NPG x39308

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
1957
NPG x39310

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
1964
NPG x131157

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
1963
NPG x131156

'1959'
by Angus McBean
1959
NPG x125282a

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