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The Peninsular Wars and Waterloo portraits

26 People in group

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

Charles Gordon-Lennox, 5th Duke of Richmond and Lennox

Soldier and Conservative politician; MP for Chichester
Sitter in 29 portraits
Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross

Sir Hew Dalrymple Ross

Field Marshal
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir George Scovell

Sir George Scovell

Sitter in 2 portraits
William II of Holland

William II of Holland

King of Holland, reigned 1840-49
Sitter in 10 portraits


Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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