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

53 people matching these criteria:

- place 'Malaysia'

Abu Bakar, Sultan of Johore

Abu Bakar, Sultan of Johore

1833-1895
Sultan of Johore
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Sultan Abu Bakar of Pahang

1904-1974
Son of Sultan Abdullah Al-Mutassim Billah Shah
Sitter in 7 portraits
Peter Arne

Peter Arne

1918-1983
Actor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Melbourne Goodson Bax

Melbourne Goodson Bax

1927-1950
Captain
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jill Bennett

Jill Bennett

1931-1990
Actress; fourth wife of John Osborne
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Edward Lewis Brockman

Sir Edward Lewis Brockman

1865-1943
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke

Sir Charles Vyner de Windt Brooke

1874-1963
Third Raja of Sarawak
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir James Brooke

Sir James Brooke

1803-1868
Army officer and first Raja of Sarawak
Sitter in 7 portraits
Hugh Montagu Butler

Hugh Montagu Butler

1890-1972
Headmaster of Governmental English School, Malaya
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Geoffrey Edmund Cator

Sir Geoffrey Edmund Cator

1884-1973
Colonial administration service
Sitter in 3 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Hilda Alice Channon (née Bond)

died 1979
Member of Commission on Higher Education in Malaya; wife of Harold John Channon
Sitter in 6 portraits
Barri Chatt

Barri Chatt

1907-1971
Dancer, comedian and drag artiste
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Neville Henry Layard Chesshyre

died 1985
Brigadier
Sitter in 1 portrait
Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

1948-
Shoe designer
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Lin Cook (née Chong)

1945-2016
Third wife of Peter Cook
Sitter in 1 portrait
Nigel Edmund Cornwall

Nigel Edmund Cornwall

1903-1984
Bishop of Borneo
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir (Gerard) Edward James Gent

Sir (Gerard) Edward James Gent

1895-1948
High Commissioner for the Federation of Malaya
Sitter in 3 portraits
Thomas Griffin

Thomas Griffin

circa 1692-1771
Admiral and Commander-in-Chief of the East Indies Station
Sitter in 1 portrait
Raja Chulan (Sir Chulan ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah Habibullah)

Raja Chulan (Sir Chulan ibni Almarhum Sultan Abdullah Muhammad Shah Habibullah)

1869-1933
Member of the Perak royal family
Sitter in 5 portraits
John Herbert

John Herbert

1723-1799
Governor of Balambangan
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sultan Idris ibn Raja Iskandar

Sultan Idris ibn Raja Iskandar

1849-1916
Sultan of Perak
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Arthur Selborne Jelf

Sir Arthur Selborne Jelf

1876-1947
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Corporal Laxon

Corporal Laxon

Dyak Head-hunter, member of the Borneo Native Police and servant of Captain Wardrop
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart

Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart

1887-1970
Diplomat and writer
Sitter in 20 portraits
Malcolm John MacDonald

Malcolm John MacDonald

1901-1981
Labour politician and diplomat; son of James Ramsay MacDonald
Sitter in 18 portraits
Francis Thomas McDougall

Francis Thomas McDougall

1817-1886
Bishop of Labuan and Sarawak
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Donald Charles MacGillivray

Sir Donald Charles MacGillivray

1906-1966
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Sir John Stuart Macpherson

1898-1971
Colonial official and civil servant
Sitter in 6 portraits
Leslie Noel Malan

Leslie Noel Malan

circa 1856-1951
Colonel and Chief Engineer, Malaya
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Hayes Marriott

Sir Hayes Marriott

1873-1929
Malayan civil service
Sitter in 6 portraits
Sir (William) George Maxwell

Sir (William) George Maxwell

1871-1959
Colonial civil servant
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Edward Marsh Merewether

1858-1938
Civil servant and colonial administrator
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan of Brunei

Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan of Brunei

1914-1986
Sultan of Brunei
Sitter associated with 9 portraits
Sherard Osborn

Sherard Osborn

1822-1875
Rear-Admiral and writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Peel

Sir William Peel

1875-1945
Diplomat
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir David Piper

Sir David Piper

1918-1990
Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery
Sitter in 3 portraits
Carmichael Charles Peter ('Mike') Pocock

Carmichael Charles Peter ('Mike') Pocock

1920-1979
Chairman of Shell Transport and Trading Co
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Frederic Hugh Pollard

1903-1955
Civil servant
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles

Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles

1781-1826
Colonial governor and zoologist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Tunku Abdul Rahman

Tunku Abdul Rahman

1903-1990
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Sitter in 1 portrait

Get Creative

Develop your art skills

Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.

Improve your skills

Hold Still

Hold Still photography workshop

Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise. 

Watch the video

Draw Like a Renaissance Master

Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.

Improve your technique