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.

Advanced Collection search

C-type colour print

A colour print, one of three main types of chromogenic print material, made from a negative, on print material containing at least three emulsion layers of silver salts, each sensitized to one of the three primary colours of light. Dyes are added after initial monochromatic development to form the colours in the emulsion layers. A chromogenic print contains no silver in the final image and is not as stable as a dye destruction print.

Previous 1 OF 2 Next

Patrick O'Brian
by Steve Pyke
1996
NPG P766

Damon Albarn
by Julian Opie
2000
NPG 6593(1)

Mica Paris
by Derrick Santini
early 2000s
NPG x128872

Meena Pathak; Kirit Pathak
by Tom Miller
21 December 2001
NPG x125416

Peter Saville
by Wolfgang Tillmans
2002
NPG P1010

Previous 1 OF 2 Next

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

Get Creative

Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

Learn together

Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

Get learning