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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters Hardback Book

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

For far too long the male protagonists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement have dominated accounts of this revolution in British art. This book aims to redress the balance in showing just how engaged and central women were to the endeavour – as the subjects of the images themselves, certainly, but also in their production.

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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Notecards

An exclusive set of 16 notecards with envelopes featuring 4 beautiful images featuring or created by one of the figures profiles in Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, a major exhibition celebrating the central role of women within the famous Nineteenth Century British art movement.

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Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels

Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels

This book accompanies a major exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, devoted to the work of Elizabeth Peyton and is created in close collaboration with the artist

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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

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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