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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Exhibitions (2)

2 exhibitions matching the date thisMonth

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

12 February - 25 May 2015
Wolfson Gallery

This major exhibition of over seventy portraits spans Sargent’s time in London, Paris and Boston as well as his travels in the Italian and English countryside. Important loans from galleries and private collections in Europe and America make this an unmissible opportunity to discover the artist’s most daring, personal and distinctive portraits.
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

12 March - 7 June 2015
Porter Gallery
Free

Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions, the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, marks the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo (18 June 1815).

Events (61)

61 events matching the date thisMonth

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: Vera Brittain and the First World War

Lunchtime Lecture: Vera Brittain and the First World War

  • Lecture

5 March 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Mark Bostridge, the leading authority on Vera Brittain, explores the effects that the First World War had on her, both in terms of her personal life and on her development as a writer.

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.
Doors open at 12.30pm

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
5 March 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as DJ Neil Prince plays an eclectic mix of chilled out pop and Balearic with a pinch of '60s soul.

Gallery Tours

Gallery Tours

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
5 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Free

Celebrate the achievements of inspirational women in the Collection with a series of curator-led tours to mark International Women’s Day.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Jack Wyllie & Adrian Corker

Live Music: Jack Wyllie & Adrian Corker

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
6 March 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portico Quartet’s Jack Wyllie and composer Adrian Corker present a series of new pieces developed from improvisations on manipulated saxophone and electronics.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
6 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits on display and sketch in the Gallery in this session led by artist Marc Woodhead.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

The Portrait Choir Singing Day

8 March 2015, 10:00-15:45
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £25, £22 (concessions available) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore choral music associated with the Gallery’s current Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends exhibition.

The Portrait Choir is supported by Hani Farsi and the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions

11 March 2015, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery
Free

Marking the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, this exhibition explores Wellington’s political and military career as well as his personal life.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lecture: Sargent in Paris, 1874-1886

Lecture: Sargent in Paris, 1874-1886

A part of Late Shift
12 March 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Richard Ormond, curator of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, investigates his great uncle’s training in Paris.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
12 March 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Our resident DJ Eddie blends rare grooves with popular classics to provide a soundtrack to your visit.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Trinity Laban - Daryl Runswick Composition Prize Final 2015

Live Music: Trinity Laban - Daryl Runswick Composition Prize Final 2015

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
13 March 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Trinity Laban's acclaimed Composition Department for an evening of new music inspired by Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
13 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Draw a portrait in ten minutes or two hours – it’s your choice in this drawing session led by artist Grace Adam.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day One)

14 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Jill Wooster leads this two-day practical workshop in which you will investigate how painting has influenced photographic portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Family Session: Double Portraits

Family Session: Double Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

15 March 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What were those good little children in old portraits really like?

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Family Session: Double Portraits

Family Session: Double Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

15 March 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

What were those good little children in old portraits really like?

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Painterly Photographic Portraits (Day Two)

15 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Photographer Jill Wooster leads this two-day practical workshop in which you will investigate how painting has influenced photographic portraiture.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Lunchtime Lecture: Sargent and Impressionism in England

Lunchtime Lecture: Sargent and Impressionism in England

  • Lecture

19 March 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Scholar Elaine Kilmurray looks at Sargent’s most sustained experiments with French Impressionism, which took place in an artists’ colony in the heart of the English countryside in the mid 1880s. 

Seats for our lunchtime lectures are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability.
Doors open at 12.30pm

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
19 March 2015, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection

Lecture: Napoleon and Wellington

Lecture: Napoleon and Wellington

A part of Late Shift
19 March 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian Andrew Roberts investigates the relationship between Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins

Live Music: Tamsin Waley-Cohen & Huw Watkins

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
20 March 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The violinist and sitter for Sargent, Charles Martin Loeffler, forms the subject of this performance, which features works by George Gershwin amongst others.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
20 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Robin-Lee Hall leads this drop-in group session in the Gallery space, taking inspiration from the portraits on display.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Workshop||Young People

21 March 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in drawing session for young people with the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

Drawing for ages 14–21.  All you have to do is pick up a pencil.  No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Visualising Portraits: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

Visualising Portraits: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

26 March 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

Lecture: Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

Lecture: Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
26 March 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Assistant Curator Lucy Wood reflects on the life and work of the 20th century painter Jack Smith.

Gallery Tour: Snowdon: A Life in View

Gallery Tour: Snowdon: A Life in View

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 March 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson leads a tour of Snowdon: A Life in View in British Sign Language.

N.B. There is no interpretation into English for this tour.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
26 March 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Our resident DJ provides a soundtrack to your visit.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Live Music: Quest Duo

Live Music: Quest Duo

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 March 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Vibrant and experimental compositions from the engaging Quest Duo.

Life Drawing: Clothed and Unclothed

Life Drawing: Clothed and Unclothed

A part of Late Shift
27 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Take this opportunity to draw from a clothed and nude life model in the same pose. Artist Gayna Pelham leads our popular life-drawing session which takes place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. 

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 March 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artist Andy Pankhurst leads our popular free drop-in drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day One)

28 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Sadie Lee leads a two-day workshop investigating the current practice in portraiture of using photographic images as reference for paintings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Portrait Painting is Dead – Long Live Portrait Painting (Day Two)

29 March 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Sadie Lee leads a two-day workshop investigating the current practice in portraiture of using photographic images as reference for paintings.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

30 March 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 March 2015, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Please call 0207 306 0055 on the day for further details or check signage in the gallery as talks are subject to change.

Displays (15)

15 displays matching the date thisMonth

Spotlight

Spotlight

25 February - 31 March 2015
Room 31
Free

To launch the new bi-monthly series of ‘Spotlight’ displays, this showcase places the spotlight on T.S. Eliot’s career through three portraits by significant photographers of the twentieth century.

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

The Tudors Reimagined: George Perfect Harding

14 March - 31 August 2015
Room 3
Free

This display explores the fashion for historical portraits in the early 19th-century by pairing watercolours of Tudor sitters made by George Perfect Harding with the original portraits.
Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

Hidden: An unseen portrait of Oliver Cromwell

10 July 2014 - 19 October 2015
Room 5
Free

Recent investigation has revealed what may be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell beneath a portrait of the army officer Sir Arthur Hesilrige.

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

Favourites: Art and Power, 1600-1800

18 July 2014 - 1 September 2015
Room 16
Free

Throughout British history, the reigning monarch has operated a system of favouritism by which loyalty, support and achievement have been rewarded with privileges, titles and membership of exclusive groups. This system has been central to the hierarchy of traditional British society and has helped to protect the monarch and assert the crown’s authority.

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

Old Titles and New Money: American Heiresses and the British Aristocracy

25 November 2014 - 1 August 2015
Room 23
Free

A focus on the late-nineteenth-century phenomenon of American heiresses marrying into British aristocracy.  The display will explore how women such as Mary Curzon and Jennie Churchill became charismatic leaders of British society.

Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes

Thomas Carlyle: Historian of Heroes

14 July 2014 - 30 March 2015
Room 24: case display
Free

This display focuses on the eminent Victorian historian and literary figure, Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881). Carlyle established his reputation through the major works Sartor Resartus (1833-34), The French Revolution (1837) and Frederick the Great (1858-65), as well as shorter books and essays such as his collection Latter-Day Pamphlets (1850). 

Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863

Painting Parliament: The Fine Arts Commission 1841 – 1863

12 August 2014 - 10 May 2015
Room 25: case display
Free

This display focuses on the committee of key Victorian figures appointed to oversee the decoration of the newly-built Houses of Parliament.

‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

‘The artist’s cause at heart’: M.H. Spielmann, Collector and Donor

18 November 2014 - 1 August 2015
Room 28: case display
Free

A range of nineteenth century Punch self-portraits, photographs of sculptors and Jewish personalities throws light on the writer and art historian Marion Harry Spielmann’s work, and his decades of generosity towards the Gallery.

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

Henry Tonks: Studies of the Artist

18 November 2014 - 1 July 2015
Room 29
Free

This display showcases three self-portrait sketches by one of the most influential art teachers of the twentieth century, Henry Tonks (1862-1937).  The studies were made on the eve of the First World War, while Tonks was a teacher at the Slade School of Fine Art.

Women and the First World War

Women and the First World War

17 February - 1 October 2015
Room 31
Free

This display looks at the role women played during the war through a selection of portraits from the Gallery’s Photographic Collection.  

Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

Suffragettes: Deeds not Words

1 July 2014 - 10 May 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.
Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits

18 March - 31 August 2015
Room 32
Free

Continuing in the INTERVENTIONS series, this display focuses on unconventional approaches to portraiture and features abstract portraits by Jack Smith of the composers Harrison Birtwistle and Colin Matthews and the choreographer Ashley Page.
Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

25 October 2014 - 15 March 2015
Room 32
Free

Sponsored by Coutts

Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry turns his attention to portraiture and British identity for this display of new works, including a self-portrait and a tapestry, made during his Channel 4 series Who Are You?

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

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

5 August 2014 - 6 April 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.
Snowdon: A Life in View

Snowdon: A Life in View

26 September 2014 - 21 June 2015
Rooms 37 and 37a
Free

This display celebrates a major gift of photographs from Lord Snowdon to the Gallery in 2013, and coincides with a new monograph published by Rizzoli.

Beyond the Gallery (2)

2 events matching the date thisMonth

Picture the Poet

Picture the Poet

  • Partnership exhibition

3 September 2014 - 29 November 2015
Graves Gallery, Sheffield

Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

Pictured & Seen

Pictured & Seen

  • Partnership exhibition

15 March 2014 - 30 November 2015
Montacute House
Free

The display focuses on the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture.