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Portraits that show sitters sleeping or at rest with their eyes closed.

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

Dorothy Deane
by Bassano Ltd
March 1919
NPG x103028

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

Kin Hoitsma
by Cecil Beaton
NPG x40208

Tim Souster
by David Ward
NPG P854

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