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.

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20th Century Portraits Catalogue

Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour (1848-1930), Prime Minister and philosopher

Portraits in 20th Century Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Statesmen of World War I

by Sir James Guthrie
1924-1930
NPG 2463

All known portraits

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

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