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

Search the Collection

Musicians


1420 People in group

Karl Friedrich Abel

Karl Friedrich Abel

1723-1787
Composer and concert impresario
Sitter in 5 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Bryan Adams

1959-
Musician and photographer
Artist of 25 portraits
Adele

Adele

1988-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

Thomas Joseph Edmund Adès

1971-
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn

1968-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Blur' and co-founder of 'Gorillaz'
Sitter in 5 portraits
Viv Albertine

Viv Albertine

1955-
Musician; guitarist for the band The Slits
Sitter in 1 portrait
Lily Allen

Lily Allen

1985-
Singer and songwriter
Sitter in 2 portraits
Marc Almond

Marc Almond

1957-
Musician, singer and songwriter for 'Soft Cell'
Sitter in 3 portraits
Adam Ant

Adam Ant

1954-
Musician and singer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Luigi Arditi

Luigi Arditi

1822-1903
Italian violinist, composer and conductor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Ari-Up

Ari-Up

1962-2010
Singer; member of The Slits
Sitter in 4 portraits
Joan Armatrading

Joan Armatrading

1950-
Singer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Louis ('Satchmo') Armstrong

Louis ('Satchmo') Armstrong

1900-1971
Jazz musician
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold

Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold

1921-2006
Composer
Sitter in 6 portraits
Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft

1971-
Musician; singer and guitarist for The Verve
Sitter in 1 portrait
Winifred Atwell

Winifred Atwell

1914-1983
Pianist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach

1685-1750
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Joan Baez

Joan Baez

1941-
Singer, songwriter, musician and activist
Sitter in 1 portrait

Discover

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