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Portraits that show sitters sleeping or at rest with their eyes closed. Explore the full list here.

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Kin Hoitsma
by Cecil Beaton
1971
NPG x40208

Dudley Moore; Peter Cook
by Terry O'Neill
1975
NPG x34136

Tim Souster
by David Ward
1981
NPG P854

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