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13 displays matching the date today
1 April - 30 April 2014
2014 marks 100 years since Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) first appeared on screen and 125 years since his birth in Walworth, South London.
4 March - 31 August 2014
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.
20 September 2013 - 27 July 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 - 13 July 2014
The seventeenth century was witness to frequent and often gruesome plots, scandals and murders.
1 April - 23 November 2014
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.
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.
4 March - 16 November 2014
Room 29: case display
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.