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


1424 People in group

David Barbarossa

David Barbarossa

1961-
Musician; drummer; member of Bow Wow Wow and Adam and the Ants
Sitter in 1 portrait
Chris Barber

Chris Barber

1930-2021
Jazz musician; bandleader and trombonist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli

1899-1970
Conductor and cellist
Sitter in 17 portraits
Herbert Bardgett

Herbert Bardgett

circa 1895-1962
Conductor, chorus master and organist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Daniel Barenboim

Daniel Barenboim

1942-
Pianist, conductor and musical director; husband of Jacqueline du Pré
Sitter in 7 portraits
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

1971-
Musician, producer, singer and songwriter for 'Take That'
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Barnett

John Barnett

1802-1890
Composer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Roger Keith ('Syd') Barrett

Roger Keith ('Syd') Barrett

1946-2006
Musician; member of Pink Floyd; artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Rudolf Borisovich Barshai

Rudolf Borisovich Barshai

1924-2010
Soviet conductor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mike Barson

Mike Barson

1958-
Musician; member of Madness
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bela Viktor Janos Bartok

Bela Viktor Janos Bartok

1881-1945
Composer and pianist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Shirley Bassey

Shirley Bassey

1937-
Singer
Sitter in 22 portraits
Joah Bates

Joah Bates

1741-1799
Musician
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Arnold Bax

Sir Arnold Bax

1883-1953
Composer
Sitter in 33 portraits
William Beale

William Beale

1784-1854
Musician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hugh Cecil Bean

Hugh Cecil Bean

1929-2003
Violinist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck

1944-
Guitarist; member of The Yardbirds
Sitter in 3 portraits
Victoria Beckham

Victoria Beckham

1975-
Singer; fashion designer; member of Spice Girls
Sitter in 6 portraits
Zillah Beddington (née Simon)

Zillah Beddington (née Simon)

circa 1844-1928
Amateur pianist; daughter of Sir John Simon; mother of Ada Leverson
Sitter in 1 portrait
David Bedford

David Bedford

1937-2011
Composer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Mark Bedford

Mark Bedford

1961-
Musician; member of Madness
Sitter in 1 portrait
Daniel Bedingfield

Daniel Bedingfield

1980-
Singer; brother of Natasha Bedingfield
Sitter in 1 portrait
Betty Humby Beecham

Betty Humby Beecham

1908-1958
Pianist; daughter of Daniel Morgan Humby; second wife of Sir Thomas Beecham
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

1879-1961
Conductor
Sitter in 24 portraits
Ashley Beedle

Ashley Beedle

1962-
Music producer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sidney Beer

Sidney Beer

1899-1971
Conductor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

1770-1827
Composer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Alex Bell

Alex Bell

1943-
Musician, member of 'Lulu & The Luvvers'
Sitter associated with 2 portraits
Andy Bell

Andy Bell

1964-
Pop singer; lead singer of 'Erasure'
Sitter in 1 portrait
Robert ('Kool') Bell

Robert ('Kool') Bell

1951-
Musician; bassist for Kool and The Gang
Sitter in 1 portrait
George Bellamy

George Bellamy

1941-
Musician; rhythm guitarist for The Tornados
Sitter in 4 portraits
Charley ('H.') Bembridge

Charley ('H.') Bembridge

active 1979-1981
Musician; drummer for The Selecter
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Nicola Benedetti

Nicola Benedetti

1987-
Violinist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Julius Benedict

Sir Julius Benedict

1804-1885
Conductor and composer
Sitter in 19 portraits
Arthur Benjamin

Arthur Benjamin

1893-1960
Composer
Sitter in 12 portraits
Sir George William John Benjamin

Sir George William John Benjamin

1960-
Composer, conductor and pianist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Brian Bennett

Brian Bennett

1940-
Drummer, pianist, composer and music producer; member of The Shadows
Sitter in 3 portraits
Pauline ('Spyder') Bennett

Pauline ('Spyder') Bennett

1948-
Singer; member of The Paper Dolls
Sitter associated with 1 portrait
Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

1936-2012
Composer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Sir William Sterndale Bennett

1816-1875
Composer
Sitter in 8 portraits

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