About the Collection
Explore over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day in a wide variety of different mediums.
A Collection of 11,000 portraits, of which about 4,000 are paintings, sculptures and miniatures, and 7,000 light-sensitive works on paper.
A Collection of more than 220,000 original photographic images, of which at least 130,000 are original negatives.
A Collection of 80,000 portraits, mainly prints, but also a body of drawings and a smaller body of paintings and sculptures.
A guide to offering a portrait as a gift or purchase for the Collection.
Borrowing portraits from the Gallery as part of our commitment to give access to the collections to as wide an audience as possible.
Fulfilling the long-term preservation of all collection items in order to make them accessible now and in the future.