André Breton(1896-1966), Poet and critic
Sitter in 7 portraits
Breton studied medicine and psychiatry before serving in the First World War. In 1924 he published the first Surrealist Manifesto, officially founding the movement. Important publications include critical works, such as Le surréalisme et le peinture (1926) and the novels Nadja (1933) and L'Amour fou (1937).
- Elisa Breton (née Bindorff) (wife)
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.