David Hume(1711-1776), Philosopher and historian
Sitter in 6 portraits
Author of A Treatise of Human Nature, 1739-40, and other influential works on philosophy. Also known for his History of Great Britain, 1754-62.
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
Visit From Your Armchair
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.
Sculptures in 360°
See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.
David Hockney: Drawing from Life
Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.