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Carpets and textiles

Portraits that include carpets, rugs, hangings and textiles with interesting designs and motifs. Explore the full list here.

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Katherine Parr
attributed to Master John
circa 1545
NPG 4451

Sir Thomas More
after Hans Holbein the Younger
early 17th century, based on a work of 1527
NPG 4358

William Warham
after Hans Holbein the Younger
early 17th century, based on a work of 1527
NPG 2094

King George I
studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1714-1725, based on a work of 1714
NPG 544

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
replica by Franz Xaver Winterhalter
1867, based on a work of 1859
NPG 237

Frederick Burnaby
by James Jacques Tissot
1870
NPG 2642

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