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Selected silhouettes from the Collection. Explore the full list here

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Sir John Hawkins
by Unknown artist
circa 1781
NPG 5020

King George III
by Unknown artist
late 18th century
NPG D529

Horatio Nelson
by Benjamin Pearce
NPG D534

Possibly Jane Austen
by Unknown artist
circa 1800-1815
NPG 3181

Hannah More
by Augustin Edouart
NPG 4501

Queen Victoria
possibly by Benjamin Pearce
NPG D461

Edward Lear
by Unknown artist
circa 1830s
NPG 1759

Jane Murray
by Augustin Edouart
NPG 1638a

William Marsden
attributed to Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
NPG 316a(85)

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