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Photograph of the Month

Photograph of the Month

1 April - 30 April 2014
Room 31
Free

2014 marks 100 years since Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) first appeared on screen and 125 years since his birth in Walworth, South London. 

Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies and versions of portraits from the Tudor court

Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies and versions of portraits from the Tudor court

4 March - 31 August 2014
Room 3
Free
This display will bring together a selection of the Gallery’s copies of Holbein’s portraits, all of which have undergone technical analysis as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project.

Ben Okri on Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: A Dialogue Across Time

Ben Okri on Ayuba Suleiman Diallo: A Dialogue Across Time

20 September 2013 - 27 July 2014
Room 11
Free
Ayuba Suleiman Diallo was an educated man from a family of Muslim clerics in West Africa. In 1731 he was taken into slavery and sent to work on a plantation in America. By his own enterprise, and assisted by a series of spectacular strokes of fortune, Diallo arrived in London in 1733.

Treason, Plots and Murder

Treason, Plots and Murder

26 May 2013 - 13 July 2014
Room 16
Free
The seventeenth century was witness to frequent and often gruesome plots, scandals and murders.

‘No end of a lesson’: The Boer War, 1899-1902

‘No end of a lesson’: The Boer War, 1899-1902

1 April - 23 November 2014
Room 23
Free
The second Boer War (1899-1902) in South Africa marked a turning point in attitudes towards the British Empire and informed British military strategy in the lead up to the First World War. This display will explore this controversial war via the stories of the campaign’s central protagonists.

Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment in the Nineteenth Century

Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment in the Nineteenth Century

18 November 2013 - 13 July 2014
Room 24: case display
Free
This display explores portraiture of prominent blind and visually-impaired people in the nineteenth century, active in the world of art, education, travel and politics, with a special focus on James Holman (1786-1857) and Henry Fawcett (1833-84). Highlighting their remarkable biographies, the display highlights how these sitters resisted limiting stereotypes to portray a positive and enabling image of blindness.

The World of Rupert Potter: Photographs of Beatrix, Millais and friends

The World of Rupert Potter: Photographs of Beatrix, Millais and friends

13 May - 16 November 2014
Room 28: case display
Free

Photographs from the 1870s to 1900s by Beatrix Potter’s father, Rupert. Featuring two recent acquisitions depicting them both, alongside portraits of Rupert Potter’s close friend, the painter Sir John Everett Millais. Also includes John Bright, William Ewart Gladstone, Effie Millais and other sitters photographed for Millais as reference for his paintings.

Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse

Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse

12 November 2013 - 11 May 2014
Room 28: case display
Free
To mark the centenary of her death in January 1914, this display features the dark-haired Pre-Raphaelite model Jane Burden (Mrs William Morris).  Born in 1839, daughter of a stableman and laundress, she is seen in iconic guise  - as Pandora, Proserpine, Astarte - in many paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

Bernard Partridge character sketches

Bernard Partridge character sketches

4 March - 16 November 2014
Room 29: case display
Free
A focus on the work of Sir Bernard Partridge (1861-1945) before he became a cartoonist for Punch. The display showcases a set of portrait studies of key figures from the late-Victorian arts scene: the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and novelist, Hall Caine.

Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

2 July 2014 - 1 April 2015
Room 31
Free
This display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the ‘Rokeby Venus’ by Diego Velasquez at the National Gallery.  It also includes original documents from the Gallery’s archive, and surveillance photographs showing a number of Suffragettes which were issued to the Gallery by the Criminal Record Bureau in 1914.

French Master Chefs in the 1930s

French Master Chefs in the 1930s

12 August 2013 - 30 June 2014
Room 31: case display
Free
In the late 1930s, Florence Enid Stoddard (1882-1962), an artist based for more than a decade in the United States where she made a living as a travelling portraitist and miniature painter, returned briefly to Britain and gained access to some of London’s great kitchens where she persuaded their busy maitre-chefs to sit for her.

Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures

Benjamin Britten: A Life in Pictures

5 November 2013 - 30 June 2014
Room 31: case display
Free
Celebrating the life of Britten, born 22 November 1913 and one of the most important English composers of the twentieth century.

Naval Officers of World War I

Naval Officers of World War I

10 May - 12 October 2014
Room 32
Free
Naval Officers of World War I by Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope is one of three large group portraits commissioned by the South African financier Sir Abraham (‘Abe’) Bailey in the aftermath of the Great War. Owing to poor condition, Naval Officers has not been seen for several decades. However, following a recent successful appeal for necessary funds to restore the work, the present display returns this important painting to public view.

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney

17 September 2013 - 1 June 2014
Room 32
Hungarian-born photojournalist and ballet photographer Michael Peto is celebrated in this display organised in collaboration with the University of Dundee.

Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits

Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits

27 September 2013 - 5 May 2014
Room 32
Free
The current display at the National Portrait Gallery begins with Boshier’s return to painting, roughly coinciding with a postmodern revival of painterly, figurative practice by artists more generally in the 1980s.

Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration

Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration

30 November 2013 - 20 July 2014
Room 33
Free

Telling the story of the film and theatre career of the celebrated actress Vivien Leigh, and focusing on her Oscar-winning role in Gone With the Wind (1939), this display features over 50 portraits of Leigh including rare vintage photographs, magazine covers, vintage film stills and press books.

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

5 August 2014 - 1 May 2015
Room 33
Free
This display offers the opportunity to view rarely-seen portraits by Smith showing the author Roald Dahl and the British film star Jean Simmons, which are on long-term loan to the Gallery.  In addition, Smith’s portrait of the writer and artist Angelica Garnett, recently acquired by the Gallery, will be displayed here for the first time.