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Tudor & Jacobean Portraits

This richly illustrated book presents a selection of the some of the most famous and popular pictures that hang in the Tudor and Jacobean galleries of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

The National Portrait Gallery, London, houses a unique collection of British royal portraits. This publication explores five royal dynasties, from the Tudors to the Windsors, and includes paintings and photographs by many of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to Sir Cecil Beaton and Mario Testino.

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100 Fashion Icons, publication cover

100 Fashion Icons

A richly illustrated gift book showcasing one hundred portraits of key fashion figures from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. The selected works feature famous designers, models and trendsetters from around 1850 to the modern day.

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100 Writers

A new publication showcasing one hundred portraits of writers, authors and essayists held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, from William Shakespeare to Malala Yousafzai. Richly illustrated throughout, the publication will also feature an introductory essay and quotations by some of the writers presented.

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100 Portraits, publication cover

100 Portraits

This richly-illustrated souvenir book presents a selection of 100 works from the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

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A Portrait of Fashion

The definitive guide to costume in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection, examining the fundamental importance of fashion in portraiture in fascinating detail, with expert insight and over 250 full-colour images.

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National Portrait Gallery: A Portrait of Britain

The National Portrait Gallery in London houses a unique collection of famous faces from the late Middle Ages to the present day. This handsomely produced volume presents the highlights of that collection, featuring over 200 works and informative texts by the Gallery’s Director and expert curators.

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