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

239 people matching these criteria:

- place 'Essex'

Catherine Stephens, Countess of Essex

Catherine Stephens, Countess of Essex

1794-1882
Actress and singer; wife of 5th Earl of Essex
Sitter associated with 11 portraits
Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies

1891-1992
Actress, theatre producer and director
Sitter in 18 portraits
John Robert Fowles

John Robert Fowles

1926-2005
Writer
Sitter in 3 portraits
Roger Fry

Roger Fry

1866-1934
Critic and painter
Sitter in 18 portraits | Artist of 5 portraits
Graham Gooch

Graham Gooch

1953-
Cricketer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Teresa Gorman

Teresa Gorman

1931-2015
Conservative politician; MP for Billericay
Sitter in 1 portrait
Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain

1968-
Cricketer; Captain of the England Cricket Team
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Peter Lely

Sir Peter Lely

1618-1680
Portrait painter
Sitter in 19 portraits | Artist associated with 843 portraits
Joseph Lister, Baron Lister

Joseph Lister, Baron Lister

1827-1912
Surgeon and founder of a system of antiseptic surgery
Sitter in 16 portraits
Geoff Love

Geoff Love

1917-1991
Musical director
Sitter in 1 portrait
Richard Madeley

Richard Madeley

1956-
Television presenter
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bobby Moore

Bobby Moore

1941-1993
Footballer
Sitter in 11 portraits
Sir Alfred James Munnings

Sir Alfred James Munnings

1878-1959
Painter and President of the Royal Academy
Sitter associated with 11 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Len Murray

Len Murray

1922-2004
Trade unionist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Anna Neagle

Anna Neagle

1904-1986
Actress and film producer
Sitter in 42 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Anthony Harold ('Tony') Newton, Baron Newton of Braintree

1937-2012
Politician and economist
Sitter in 5 portraits
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford

1550-1604
Courtier
Sitter in 3 portraits
Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling

1946-
Actress
Sitter in 23 portraits
Dave Rowntree

Dave Rowntree

1964-
Musician; drummer for Blur
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sade

Sade

1959-
Singer, songwriter, composer and record producer
Sitter in 5 portraits

Discover

Scientific techniques

Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.

Watch now

Subjects and themes

Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!

Discover the Collection


Black History Month

Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.

Take the tour

A Picture of Health

Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.

Explore the timeline