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20th Century Portraits Catalogue

George Nicoll Barnes (1859-1940), Trade unionist and Labour politician; MP for Glasgow

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

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Discover our BP Next Generation short films made by artists. Follow step by step guides in drawing and painting techniques.

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Hold Still

Hold Still photography workshop

Reflect on your own experiences of lockdown through this easy-to-do from home, photographic exercise. 

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Draw Like a Renaissance Master

Revisit The Encounter exhibition and learn about Renaissance and Baroque drawing methods and materials.

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