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

353 people matching these criteria:

- place 'Greater Manchester'

Ola Abidogun

Ola Abidogun

1993-
Sprinter; Paralympian
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Charles Agar

active 1843-1846
Portrait painter and print publisher
Artist associated with 2 portraits
James Evershed Agate

James Evershed Agate

1877-1947
Drama critic
Sitter in 21 portraits
Shami Ahmed

Shami Ahmed

1962-
Businessman
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John William Alcock

Sir John William Alcock

1892-1919
Aviator and RAF Captain; pilot of the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic
Sitter in 1 portrait
Monica Ali

Monica Ali

1967-
Novelist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Viv Anderson

Viv Anderson

1956-
Footballer and coach
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Cyril) James Anderton

Sir (Cyril) James Anderton

1932-
Chief Constable of the Greater Manchester Police Force
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir Arthur Armitage

Sir Arthur Armitage

1916-1984
Professor of Common Law, Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Manchester and President of Queens' College, Cambridge
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Sir (Harry) Gloster Armstrong

1861-1938
Commercial Adviser to the Manchester Ship Canal Company
Sitter associated with 4 portraits
Richard Ashcroft

Richard Ashcroft

1971-
Musician; singer and guitarist for The Verve
Sitter in 1 portrait
John Aston Sr

John Aston Sr

1921-2003
Footballer
Sitter in 7 portraits
Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

Zeinab Mohammed-Khair Badawi

1959-
Broadcaster and journalist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Badly Drawn Boy

Badly Drawn Boy

1970-
Musician; known as Badly Drawn Boy
Sitter in 1 portrait
Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell

1933-
Broadcaster, writer and life peer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Maria Balshaw

Maria Balshaw

1970-
Director of Tate
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir John Barbirolli

Sir John Barbirolli

1899-1970
Conductor and cellist
Sitter in 17 portraits
Robert Noton Barclay

Robert Noton Barclay

1872-1957
Lord Mayor of Manchester, shipping merchant, banker and Liberal politician; MP for Manchester
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir James Lomax Bardsley

Sir James Lomax Bardsley

1801-1876
Physician to Manchester Infirmary
Sitter in 1 portrait

Play

Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs

Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.

Test your skill

Regency familiar faces

Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.

Play today

Who do you think you were?

Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!

Start now