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Words and inscriptions

A selection of portraits with interesting written text either written across image or as a footnote to the image.
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Queen Elizabeth I ('The Ditchley portrait')
by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
circa 1592
NPG 2561

The Gunpowder Plot Conspirators, 1605
by Crispijn de Passe the Elder
circa 1605
NPG 334a

King Charles I
by William Marshall
NPG D10624

John Gay
by George Bickham the Elder, after William Aikman
published 1729
NPG D9490

Thomas Augustine Arne
after Francesco Bartolozzi
1770-1782, based on a work of circa 1770
NPG 1130

'The Rt Honble catch singers' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)
by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
published 2 May 1783
NPG D12339

Napoléon Bonaparte ('John Bull offering little Boney fair play')
by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
published 2 August 1803
NPG D12819

Sir George Hayter
by Sir George Hayter
NPG 3082(6)

William Huntington
after Thomas Rowlandson
published 1825
NPG D16262

May Harvey
by (Alexander) Percy Guttenberg
NPG x17442

The London Sketch Club
by Unknown artist
NPG D3782

Peter Brook
by Angus McBean
circa 1959

Angus McBean
by Angus McBean
NPG x125282

Samuel Beckett
by Tom Phillips
NPG 6467

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