The National Portrait Gallery's award-winning publishing programme supports the Gallery by reflecting on the nature of British society and identity through portraiture. We publish books that showcase the highlights of the Gallery’s Collection and present the art and stories behind eminent British men and women who have influenced Britain’s artistic, cultural and social history. Alongside creating beautifully produced catalogues to accompany the Gallery’s Collection as it tours in regional and international exhibitions.

National Portrait Gallery publications are available to buy in Gallery shops, online at and in all good bookshops.

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Contact information

For general enquiries: [email protected]

For trade distribution in all countries except USA and Canada: [email protected]

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For press enquires contact: [email protected]

All publications sold support the work of the National Portrait Gallery, London.