The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

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How can I see a portrait not on display?

Those wishing to see paintings and other portraits in the Primary Collection not on display should:

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Please be aware that we have one day a month allocated to showing works stored off-site and that it may take up to 20 working days in order to facilitate a request.