Dates are subject to change
5 displays matching the date future
16 September 2015 - 4 January 2016
Across the Gallery
Historian Simon Schama joins forces with National Portrait Gallery curators to create five new displays exploring the development, character and meanings of British portraiture.
4 September 2015 - 3 January 2016
Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641) was the most influential portrait painter ever to work in Britain. This display looks at the artist’s work and how he transformed British portraiture. Comprising portraits from the Gallery’s own Collection, supplemented by two rarely-seen paintings of King Charles I and Henrietta Maria from Chequers, the self-portrait is set alongside other works by the artist, paintings from his studio and portraits by his contemporaries and followers.
Organised with support from the Art Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund
3 August 2015 - 24 April 2016
21 September 2015 - 20 March 2016
Room 28: case display
This display explores key social and professional relationships that were to prove vital to the success of his practice, through portraits of figures from the London art world, the nineteenth-century museum world and the aristocracy.
27 October 2015 - 1 June 2016
Room 31: case display