The Beautiful and the Damned

Reginald Southey, medical student by Lewis Carroll, 1858/9 - © Museum of Film, Photography and Television, Science and Society Picture Library

Reginald Southey, medical student
by Lewis Carroll, 1858/9
© Museum of Film, Photography and Television, Science and Society Picture Library

Past exhibition archive
6 June - 7 October

Studio Gallery

Admission Free

 
Supported by Metro Imaging


This exhibition is a significant addition to an important new area of photographic history. It looks for the first time at the broad social and cultural context for the development of portrait photography in the nineteenth century. International loans together with key images from the National Portrait Gallery, explore the social significance of the face in areas as diverse as crime, science and celebrity.

A book by Peter Hamilton and Roger Hargreaves accompanies the exhibition priced £15.95 paperback.




Wilkie Collins, by Cundall, Downes & Co, 1860-1865 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Wilkie Collins
by Cundall, Downes & Co
1860-1865
NPG Ax16234

Unidentified athlete, by Mayer Brothers, circa 1861 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Unidentified athlete
by Mayer Brothers
circa 1861
NPG Ax47095

Prunella Clough, by Lord Snowdon, circa 1959 - NPG  - © Armstrong Jones

Prunella Clough
by Lord Snowdon
circa 1959
NPG P797(10)


Sir Alfred Gilbert, by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by  C. Whittingham & Co, circa 1889, published 1892 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Alfred Gilbert
by Ralph Winwood Robinson, published by C. Whittingham & Co
circa 1889, published 1892
NPG x7365

Queen Victoria, by Charles Clifford, published by  Cundall, Downes & Co, 14 November 1861 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Victoria
by Charles Clifford, published by Cundall, Downes & Co
14 November 1861
NPG x36265

Mrs Williamson, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson, 1843-1848 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mrs Williamson
by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
1843-1848
NPG x18777


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