Portraits that show sitters reading or holding books and other reading material. Explore the full list here.
by Gerlach Flicke
after Arnold Bronckorst
Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants
by Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Lennox
by George Romney
by Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)
Unknown woman, formerly known as Charlotte Brontë
by Unknown artist
David Wilkie Wynfield
by David Wilkie Wynfield
Frederic William Maitland
by Beatrice Lock (Mrs Fripp)
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Subjects and themes
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Black History Month
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A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.