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17 displays matching the date today
2 December - 31 December 2013
December marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of the cookery writer Elizabeth David. This Photograph of the Month is shown in the context of two additional portraits and a instructional pamphlet written by David.
13 December - 19 December 2013
Across the Gallery
This summer Sky Arts invited artists from all over Britain and Ireland to compete for the title of Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year. Almost 2000 artists entered the competition and a shortlist was drawn up by a panel of judges.
12 June 2013 - 2 March 2014
This display focuses on a small selection of portraits of sixteenth-century queens and consorts, pairing copies of the sculpted effigies from the royal tombs in Westminster Abbey with painted portraits.
20 September 2013 - 16 March 2014
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.
26 May 2013 - 30 March 2014
The seventeenth century was witness to frequent and often gruesome plots, scandals and murders.
15 July 2013 - 30 March 2014
Room 23: case display
The Anglican Church began its spread across the world after the Church of England separated from Rome in the sixteenth century. The first manifestation of Anglicanism was in North America in 1607 but no overseas bishops were appointed for the next 150 years; colonial churches instead reported to the Bishop of London.
18 November 2013 - 13 July 2014
Room 24: case display
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.
12 November 2013 - 11 May 2014
Room 28: case display
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.
26 March 2013 - 2 March 2014
Room 29: case display
At the beginning of his career, William Nicholson experimented with graphic art, producing hand-coloured woodcuts that were widely praised for the boldness and simplicity of their design.
12 August 2013 - 30 June 2014
Room 31: case display
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.
5 November 2013 - 30 June 2014
Room 31: case display
Celebrating the life of Britten, born 22 November 1913 and one of the most important English composers of the twentieth century.
27 September 2013 - 5 May 2014
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.
17 September 2013 - 1 June 2014
Hungarian-born photojournalist and ballet photographer Michael Peto is celebrated in this display organised in collaboration with the University of Dundee.
30 November 2013 - 20 July 2014
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.
14 September 2013 - 5 January 2014
Highlighting several key photographic acquisitions, this display celebrates the achievement of individuals at the top of their chosen professions.
24 August 2013 - 12 January 2014
Internationally acclaimed musician and poet, Bob Dylan, introduces us to twelve enigmatic subjects, including Red Flanagan, Skip Sharpe and Ursula Belle. Rendered in pastel these sketches by Dylan offer an intriguing insight into his view of people and characters.
11 September 2013 - 5 January 2014
Room 41 and 41a
Jonathan Yeo is an artist perhaps best known for his celebrity subjects but this display will reveal the fascinating range of subjects who have sat for the artist, all from the life.