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.

Woodward Portrait Explorer CD-ROM

Portrait Explorer CD-ROM cover

Key facilities available on this CD-ROM:

  • Features 8,500 eminent sitters and artists
  • All portraits are full screen size and high-resolution format
  • Magnification option for 3,500 portraits
  • Short biographies on 1,500 of the most famous sitters in the Gallery
  • Hot-text links between other sitters and artists
  • Search for sitters and artists by name, by profession or by association - from the Bloomsbury Group to The Beatles
  • Glossary of terms and links to representative examples from the Gallery
  • Links to the Gallery's website, allow the user to order high quality digital prints
  • Windows facility allows different portraits to be viewed on screen at the same time
  • Print facility for text.

Out of print

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Woodward Portrait Explorer on CD-ROM

Over 10,000 portraits from the National Portrait Gallery's Primary Collection, including paintings, photographs, miniatures, drawings, prints and sculptures, are now accessible with state-of the-art technology. The Woodward Portrait Explorer on CD-ROM features in-depth search tools on sitters and artists spanning British society over the last 500 years.

The National Portrait Gallery in London houses a unique collection of portraits from the late Middle Ages to the present day. A national pantheon of the greatest names in British history and culture, the collection includes kings and queens, courtiers and courtesans, politicians and poets, soldiers and scientists, artists and writers, philosophers and film stars, from Elizabeth I to David Bowie, from Shakespeare to Stephen Hawking; portrayed by artists from Holbein to Avedon, from Sir Joshua Reynolds to Paula Rego.

This CD-ROM is an indispensable reference tool for teachers, art historians, picture researchers and anyone with a keen interest in British history, culture and portraiture.

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130 x 185 x 14mm
ISBN 1 85514 333 X

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