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Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery

Britain 1901-14

This room focuses on the Great War from 1914 to 1918, with on opposite walls large group portraits of General Officers and Statesmen of World War 1, two of three portraits commissioned by the financier Sir Abraham Bailey to commemorate the role of the army, the navy and politicians in bringing the First World War to a close. Amongst other highlights in this room are a self-portrait with model by Dame Laura Knight and portraits of Emmeline Pankhurst, Dame Maud McCarthy and Lytton Strachey.

Room introduction

18 portraits on display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Sir Edward Elgar, Bt, by Percival Hedley - NPG 2219

Sir Edward Elgar, Bt

by Percival Hedley
bronze bust, 1905
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2219

Robert Falcon Scott, by Daniel Albert Wehrschmidt (Veresmith) - NPG 2079

Robert Falcon Scott

by Daniel Albert Wehrschmidt (Veresmith)
oil on canvas, 1905
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2079

Glyn Warren Philpot, by Glyn Warren Philpot - NPG 4681

Glyn Warren Philpot

by Glyn Warren Philpot
oil on canvas, 1908
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4681

Mark Gertler ('Self Portrait with Fishing Cap'), by Mark Gertler - NPG 6990

Mark Gertler ('Self Portrait with Fishing Cap')

by Mark Gertler
oil on canvas, circa 1908-1909
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6990

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909, by Sir William Orpen - NPG 2556

The Selecting Jury of the New English Art Club, 1909

by Sir William Orpen
oil on canvas, 1909
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2556

Duncan Grant, by Duncan Grant - NPG 5131

Duncan Grant

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, circa 1909
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5131

Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Ethel Wright - NPG 6921

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Ethel Wright
oil on canvas, exhibited 1909
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6921

William Orpen, by Sir William Orpen - NPG 5982

William Orpen

by Sir William Orpen
oil on canvas, circa 1910
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5982

Rupert Brooke, by Clara Ewald - NPG 4911

Rupert Brooke

by Clara Ewald
oil on canvas, 1911
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4911

Alfred Wolmark, by Alfred Wolmark - NPG 5690

Alfred Wolmark

by Alfred Wolmark
oil on canvas laid on board, 1911
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5690

Jacob Epstein, by Jacob Epstein - NPG 4126

Jacob Epstein

by Jacob Epstein
bronze head, 1959, based on a work of 1912
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4126

Robert Polhill Bevan, by Robert Polhill Bevan - NPG 5201

Robert Polhill Bevan

by Robert Polhill Bevan
oil on canvas, 1913-1914
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5201

The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913, by Sir John Lavery - NPG 1745

The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913

by Sir John Lavery
oil on canvas, 1913
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1745

Eric Gill; Alice Mary (née Knewstub), Lady Rothenstein, by William Rothenstein - NPG 5508

Eric Gill; Alice Mary (née Knewstub), Lady Rothenstein

by William Rothenstein
oil on canvas, circa 1913
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5508

Stanislawa Bevan (née de Karlowska), by Harold Gilman - NPG 6878

Stanislawa Bevan (née de Karlowska)

by Harold Gilman
oil on canvas, circa 1913
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6878

Lytton Strachey, by Dora Carrington - NPG 6662

Lytton Strachey

by Dora Carrington
oil on panel, 1916
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6662

Sir Osbert Sitwell, by Nina Hamnett - NPG 5916

Sir Osbert Sitwell

by Nina Hamnett
oil on canvas, circa 1918
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5916

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Laura Knight with model, Ella Louise Naper ('Self Portrait')

by Laura Knight
oil on canvas, 1913
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4839