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.

Rights and images


An application form for reproducing images from collections and charges for the use our images on your website.

Reproducing images from our collections Using our images on websites

Prints and reproductions

Many works from the Gallery's collections are available in a variety of print formats.

Prints Shop


How copyright permissions and prohibitions apply to portraits in the Gallery's collection on the website.

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Creators' rights

A summary of UK copyright law including economic, moral and artist's resale rights.

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Intellectual Property Rights ('IPR') policy

A definition, statement of principles, responsibilities and current procedures. Last updated May 2015.

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Copyright research and 'orphan works'

Help required to ensure rights information related to works in our Collections is as accurate and up-to-date as possible.

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