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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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Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery
by Sir Francis Carruthers Gould ('F.C.G.')
after 1896
NPG 2859

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
by Louis Paul (Alexander Louis Paul)
NPG 4272

Two unknown men
by Fred Daniels
NPG x32921

W.H. Auden
copy by E. Maurice Feild
1982, based on a work of 1935
NPG 5544

(George) Gilbert Aimé Murray
by Norman Parkinson
NPG x30064

Edith Sitwell
by Mark Gerson
May 1962
NPG x46700

Kin Hoitsma
by Cecil Beaton
NPG x40208

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

Tim Souster
by David Ward
NPG P854

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