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18 displays matching the date today
1 June - 30 June 2013
June marks the 100th anniversary of the death of the militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison who fought for women’s right to vote.
28 September 2012 - 20 June 2013
This first solo display at the National Portrait Gallery celebrates the career of Fred Daniels, pioneer of British ‘Stills’ and portrait photography, and coincides with the publication of the first monograph on his work.
24 January - 1 September 2013
A recently re-identified portrait of Catherine of Aragon, which is on long-term loan to the Gallery from Lambeth Palace, is displayed alongside a portrait of Henry VIII from the same period.
12 June 2013 - 28 February 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.
26 May 2013 - 16 February 2014
The seventeenth century was witness to frequent and often gruesome plots, scandals and murders.
18 December 2012 - 14 July 2013
Room 23: case display
3 June - 17 November 2013
Room 24: case display
This display is the first staged at the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the life and work of Herbert Watkins, and draws together a selection of important albumen prints from the rarely-exhibited Herbert Watkins album, acquired by the Gallery in 1985.
25 March - 10 November 2013
Room 28: case display
his display commemorates the centenary of the death of Alexander Bassano (1829–1913) who established one of the most important photographic portrait studios of the Victorian era. His sitters included royalty, aristocracy, politicians, and leading names from the military, sciences and arts.
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.
23 April - 3 November 2013
Room 31: case display
Marking the centenary of the birth of this important photographer whose archive has recently been catalogued. Including portraits of Cecil Beaton, Francis Bacon and Noël Coward.
17 December 2012 - 11 August 2013
Room 31: case display
26 January - 22 September 2013
Heron’s portrait of writer T.S. Eliot is shown alongside rarely seen studies: from life-drawings to experiments in form and colour, revealing the process of abstraction for which the artist is best known.
Supported by the Quercus Trust
30 April - 15 September 2013
Central to the political scandal of 1963, Christine Keeler is represented by Lewis Morley’s much imitated photograph and a drawing by Stephen Ward, artist and osteopath to the establishment.
28 March - 24 November 2013
One of the 20th century’s leading portrait sculptors, this display explores Epstein’s achievement and practice through busts of artists, writers and politicians from the National Portrait Gallery Collection.
7 March - 1 September 2013
Produced as part of a commission for Guy’s and St. Thomas’s Hospital in Westminster, the portraits by Susan Aldworth in this display depict three individuals with epilepsy.
29 September 2012 - 7 July 2013
Every year the Gallery acquires around 300 photographs for the Collection, ranging from the nineteenth century to the present day. The works in room 39a reflect the broad selection of work by contemporary photographers that the Gallery has recently acquired, often through generous donation.
23 November 2012 - 1 September 2013
Rooms 41 & 41a
In 2006, Humphrey Ocean started making a series of portraits of visitors to his studio- a project which is ongoing. Working swiftly in gouache on large sheets of paper in his studio, Ocean paints his sitters, including family members, friends and professional acquaintances, in simple forms and bold colours.