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.

Search the Collection

846 people matching these criteria:

- place 'Italy'

Amadeo I, King of Spain

Amadeo I, King of Spain

1845-1890
Elected King of Spain 1870-1873
Sitter in 1 portrait
Pietro Annigoni

Pietro Annigoni

1910-1988
Painter
Sitter in 32 portraits | Artist of 3 portraits
Luigi Arditi

Luigi Arditi

1822-1903
Italian violinist, composer and conductor
Sitter in 2 portraits
(William) Kenneth Armitage

(William) Kenneth Armitage

1916-2002
Sculptor
Sitter in 12 portraits
Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel

1585-1646
Patron of art and collector
Sitter associated with 68 portraits
Sir John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli

1899-1970
Conductor and cellist
Sitter in 17 portraits
James Barry

James Barry

1741-1806
Painter
Sitter in 8 portraits | Artist associated with 9 portraits
Katie Boyle (Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla)

Katie Boyle (Caterina Irene Elena Maria Imperiali di Francavilla)

1926-2018
Television presenter, actress and columnist; former wife of Viscount Boyle (later 9th Earl of Shannon) and Greville Baylis, and wife of Sir Peter Saunders
Sitter in 14 portraits
Ford Madox Brown

Ford Madox Brown

1821-1893
Painter and designer
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1806-1861
Poet; wife of Robert Browning
Sitter in 7 portraits
Robert Browning

Robert Browning

1812-1889
Poet; husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Sitter in 53 portraits
Fiona Elizabeth Bruce

Fiona Elizabeth Bruce

1964-
Journalist, newsreader and television presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel

1806-1859
Civil engineer
Sitter in 13 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Leonida Caldesi

1822-1891
Photographer
Artist associated with 54 portraits
Antonio Canova

Antonio Canova

1757-1822
Italian sculptor and painter
Sitter associated with 8 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio

1571-1610
Artist
Artist associated with 2 portraits
Antonio Carluccio

Antonio Carluccio

1937-2017
Chef and restaurateur
Sitter in 2 portraits
Annibale Carracci

Annibale Carracci

1560-1609
Artist
Sitter associated with 3 portraits | Artist associated with 10 portraits
Angelica Catalani

Angelica Catalani

1780-1849
Soprano
Sitter in 16 portraits
Catherine de' Medici

Catherine de' Medici

1519-1589
Queen consort of France 1547-1559
Sitter in 1 portrait
Tiberius Cavallo

Tiberius Cavallo

1749-1809
Scientist and inventor
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Sir William Chambers

Sir William Chambers

1723-1796
Architect
Sitter in 16 portraits
Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

1720-1788
Grandson of James II; 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
Sitter associated with 41 portraits
Charles IV, King of Spain

Charles IV, King of Spain

1748-1819
Reigned 1788-1808
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

John Closterman

1660-1711
Artist
Artist associated with 58 portraits
Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

1451-1506
Italian navigator and explorer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield)

Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia Cosway (née Hadfield)

1760-1838
Miniature painter; pioneer of girls' education
Sitter associated with 7 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

Elizabeth Craven (née Berkeley), Margravine of Brandenburg-Ansbach

1750-1828
Dramatist; author; traveller
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Craxton

John Craxton

1922-2009
Painter, set designer and Royal Academician
Sitter in 4 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Lawrence Dallaglio

Lawrence Dallaglio

1972-
Rugby player; England rugby captain
Sitter in 2 portraits
Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)

Nathaniel Dance (later Sir Nathaniel Holland, Bt)

1735-1811
Painter
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 62 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sebastiano del Piombo

1485-1547
Painter
Artist associated with 6 portraits
Marie de Medici of France

Marie de Medici of France

1573-1642
Queen and second wife of Henri IV of France
Sitter associated with 8 portraits
Frankie Dettori

Frankie Dettori

1970-
Jockey
Sitter in 2 portraits
Elizabeth Christiana Cavendish (née Hervey), Duchess of Devonshire

Elizabeth Christiana Cavendish (née Hervey), Duchess of Devonshire

1757-1824
Society hostess and patron of the arts
Sitter associated with 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Anita Ekberg

Anita Ekberg

1931-2015
Actress
Sitter in 2 portraits
Adam Elsheimer

Adam Elsheimer

1578-1610
Painter, printmaker and draughtsman active in Italy
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 1 portrait
John Evelyn

John Evelyn

1620-1706
Diarist and virtuoso
Sitter associated with 13 portraits | Artist associated with 2 portraits
Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor

1503-1564
Holy Roman Emperor 1556-64
Sitter in 3 portraits
John Flaxman

John Flaxman

1755-1826
Sculptor
Sitter in 22 portraits | Artist associated with 14 portraits
Charles Forte, Baron Forte

Charles Forte, Baron Forte

1908-2007
Businessman; President of Forte PLC
Sitter in 6 portraits
Dame Katharine Furse

Dame Katharine Furse

1875-1952
Director of the Women's Royal Naval Service; nurse and nursing administrator; Director of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Sitter in 11 portraits
Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli

1741-1825
Painter
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist associated with 3 portraits
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi

1807-1882
Italian soldier; played central role in unification of Italy
Sitter associated with 22 portraits
Artemisia Gentileschi

Artemisia Gentileschi

1590-1642
Painter
Sitter in 2 portraits
James Gibbs

James Gibbs

1682-1754
Architect
Sitter in 11 portraits | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart, Cardinal York

Henry Benedict Maria Clement Stuart, Cardinal York

1725-1807
Son of Prince James Francis Edward Stuart
Sitter in 10 portraits
Barbara Hepworth

Barbara Hepworth

1903-1975
Sculptor; second wife of Ben Nicholson
Sitter in 29 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Derek Hill

Derek Hill

1916-2000
Artist, writer and organiser of exhibitions
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist associated with 9 portraits
Gerrit van Honthorst

Gerrit van Honthorst

1590-1656
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist associated with 51 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Thomas Hudson

1701-1779
Portrait painter and art collector
Artist associated with 182 portraits
Ozias Humphry

Ozias Humphry

1742-1810
Painter
Sitter in 7 portraits | Artist associated with 44 portraits
Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt

1784-1859
Poet, essayist and critic
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Armando Iannucci

Armando Iannucci

1963-
Comedian, producer and writer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

Prince James Francis Edward Stuart

1688-1766
Known as 'The Old Pretender'; son of James II
Sitter associated with 61 portraits
Derek Jarman

Derek Jarman

1942-1994
Film-maker, painter, stage designer, gardener and campaigner for gay rights
Sitter in 16 portraits
Thomas Jenkins

Thomas Jenkins

1722-1798
Painter, art dealer and banker in Rome
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 2 portraits