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King James I of England and VI of Scotland
by Unknown artist
late 16th century, based on a work of 1574
NPG 63

Anne, Lady Pope with her children
by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
NPG L231

The Duke of Buckingham and his Family
after Gerrit van Honthorst
circa 1628, based on a work of 1628
NPG 711

King Charles II
by Unknown artist
NPG 6403

Five Children of King Charles I
after Sir Anthony van Dyck
17th century, based on a work of 1637
NPG 267

King Charles II
studio of Sir Anthony van Dyck
circa 1638
NPG 5705

The Shudi Family Group
by Marcus Tuscher
circa 1742
NPG 5776

John Ruskin
by James Northcote
NPG 5973

Fisher Laddies
by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
circa 1845
NPG P6(184)

Alice Liddell
by Lewis Carroll
Summer 1858
NPG P991(1)

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