A selection of portraits linked to Genre. If you are looking for a specific Genre you can explore the Advanced Search feature and choose the Genre option under Subjects and Themes.
Portraits that show children, either on their own or with their family.
Portraits showing married and non-married, different and same gender couples.
Portraits showing two or more members of the same family.
Portraits showing three or more sitters and sometimes large groups of individuals.
Nudes and naked figures
Portraits of nudes and naked figures.
Portraits of babies born into the royal family from the Stuarts to the present day.
Portraits where the artist has represented themselves or is the main subject of the portrait.
Portraits that show weddings.
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