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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Copyright and Re-use

Information about licensing images, copyright research, Intellectual Property Rights and Creators' Rights.


Catalogues and books promoting Gallery exhibitions and portraiture, focussing on fine art, photography, history and biography.

Collection loans

Borrowing portraits from the Gallery as part of our commitment to give access to the collections to as wide an audience as possible.