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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford (1766-1839), Landowner; Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland

Portraits in Regency Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

The House of Commons 1793-94

by Karl Anton Hickel
1793-1795
NPG 745

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford

by Sir George Hayter
circa 1815-1820
NPG 883(3)

The Trial of Queen Caroline 1820

by Sir George Hayter
1820-1823
NPG 999

John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford

by Edwin Landseer
1831
NPG 5512

The House of Commons, 1833

by Sir George Hayter
1833-1843
NPG 54

All known portraits

Visit From Your Armchair

Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.

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