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.

Director's Trail by Nicholas Cullinan

‘During 2017, the Gallery has the opportunity to display some portraits from the Collection that are not usually hung. For this trail, I have chosen some of my favourites from this selection together with some key portraits with which visitors might be more familiar. I hope you enjoy discovering the stories of these individuals with me.’

Nicholas Cullinan