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

Chrissie Hynde

(1951-), Musician; singer for The Pretenders

Sitter in 2 portraits
Born in Akron, Ohio, Hynde gravitated to mid-1970s London forming the Transatlantically successful British-based post-punk group The Pretenders in l979. Hynde later topped the charts in 1985 with a UB40 duet on Sony and Cher's I Got You Babe followed by two Top Ten Pretender's hits with Don't Get Me Wrong and Song To Her and has continued since then in the forefront.

Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below

Tell us More

 Like voting
is closed

Thanks for Liking

Please Like other favourites!
If they inspire you please support our work.

Make a donation Close

List Thumbnail

Chrissie Hynde; Jill Furmanovsky, by Jill Furmanovsky - NPG x125363

Chrissie Hynde; Jill Furmanovsky

by Jill Furmanovsky
colour archival art inkjet print, 1993
NPG x125363

Chrissie Hynde, by Daniel Stier - NPG x133140

Chrissie Hynde

by Daniel Stier
C-type colour print, 15 May 2009
NPG x133140


Tell us more back to top

Can you tell us more about this person? Spotted an error, information that is missing (a sitter’s life dates, occupation or family relationships, or a date of portrait for example) or do you know anything that we don't know? If you have information to share please complete the form below.

If you require information from us, please use our Archive enquiry service. You can buy a print of most illustrated portraits. Select the portrait of interest to you, then look out for a Buy a Print button. Prices start at £6 for unframed prints, £25 for framed prints. If you wish to license an image, please use our Rights and Images service.

Please note that we cannot provide valuations.

We digitise over 8,000 portraits a year and we cannot guarantee being able to digitise images that are not already scheduled.

What can you tell us?close

There are occasions when we are unsure of the identity of a sitter or artist, their life dates, occupation or have not recorded their family relationships. Sometimes we have not recorded the date of a portrait. Do you have specialist knowledge or a particular interest about any aspect of the portrait or sitter or artist that you can share with us? We would welcome any information that adds to and enhances our information and understanding about a particular portrait, sitter or artist.


How do you know this? Please could you let us know your source of information.

* Permission to publish (Privacy information)
Privacy Informationclose

The National Portrait Gallery will NOT use your information to contact you or store for any other purpose than to investigate or display your contribution. By ticking permission to publish you are indicating your agreement for your contribution to be shown on this collection item page. Please note your email address will not be displayed on the page nor will it be used for any marketing material or promotion of any kind.

Please ensure your comments are relevant and appropriate. Your contributions must be polite and with no intention of causing trouble. All contributions are moderated.

Your Emailclose

Contributions are moderated. We'll need your email address so that we can follow up on the information provided and contact you to let you know when your contribution has been published.