The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Advanced Collection search

Nudes and naked figures

Portraits of nudes and naked figures. Explore the full list here.

Page 1 OF 3

Sir James Thornhill
by Sir James Thornhill
circa 1715-1720
NPG 5339

The Talman Family Group
by Giuseppe Grisoni
NPG 5781

Vincenzo Martinelli
by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
NPG 4855(50)

Abraham Cooper
by Charles West Cope
NPG 3182(19)

'Le Matin' (Unknown woman)
by Dorothy Wilding
NPG x45768

Oriel Ross
by Oriel Ross
circa 1928-1931
NPG 6578

Christine Keeler
by Lewis Morley
NPG P512(13)

Joe Orton
by Patrick Procktor
NPG 6154

Reginald Maudling
by Gerald Scarfe
NPG 6430

Marsha Hunt
by Patrick Lichfield
October 1968
NPG x128488

Jane Birkin
by David Bailey
March 1969
NPG P950

Frank Bruno
by Lord Snowdon
11 February 1983
NPG P802

Linford Christie
by Alistair Morrison
February 1996
NPG x77035

Page 1 OF 3


Scientific techniques

Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.

Watch now

Subjects and themes

Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!

Discover the Collection

Black History Month

Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.

Take the tour

A Picture of Health

Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.

Explore the timeline