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

1561 people matching these criteria:

- role matching 'sitter'
- profession 'Royalty, Rulers and Aristocracy'

Catherine II, Empress of Russia

Catherine II, Empress of Russia

1729-1796
Known as 'The Great', reigned 1762-96
Sitter in 5 portraits
King Charles I

King Charles I

1600-1649
Reigned 1625-49
Sitter associated with 335 portraits
King Charles II

King Charles II

1630-1685
Reigned 1660-85
Sitter associated with 295 portraits
Charles V, King of France

Charles V, King of France

1338-1380
King of France 1364-1380
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles VIII ('the Affable'), King of France

Charles VIII ('the Affable'), King of France

1470-1498
King of France 1483-1498
Sitter in 1 portrait
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor

1500-1558
King of Spain 1516-56; Holy Roman Emperor 1519-58
Sitter associated with 15 portraits
Charles IX, King of France

Charles IX, King of France

1550-1574
King of France 1560-1574
Sitter in 4 portraits
Prince Charles

Prince Charles

1629-1629
First son of Charles I
Sitter in 4 portraits
Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond and Lennox

1672-1723
Courtier; son of King Charles II
Sitter in 10 portraits
Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor

1685-1740
Holy Roman Emperor 1711-1740; Charles III, King of Spain; Archduke of Austria
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles III, King of Spain

Charles III, King of Spain

1716-1788
Reigned 1759-88
Sitter in 1 portrait
Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

1720-1788
Grandson of James II; 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'
Sitter associated with 41 portraits
Charles IV, King of Spain

Charles IV, King of Spain

1748-1819
Reigned 1788-1808
Sitter in 2 portraits
Charles X, King of France

Charles X, King of France

1757-1836
King of France 1824-1830
Sitter in 14 portraits
Prince Charles

Prince Charles

1948-
Prince of Wales
Sitter in 167 portraits
Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal

Charlotte Augusta Matilda, Princess Royal

1766-1828
Eldest daughter of George III; Queen of Württemberg
Sitter in 19 portraits
Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

Princess Charlotte Augusta of Wales

1796-1817
Daughter of George IV
Sitter associated with 49 portraits
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

1744-1818
Queen consort of George III
Sitter associated with 84 portraits
Lady Sarah Chatto

Lady Sarah Chatto

1964-
Daughter of Princess Margaret Rose and 1st Earl of Snowdon
Sitter in 11 portraits
Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

Mary Anne Clarke (née Thompson)

1776-1852
Mistress of the Duke of York
Sitter in 8 portraits