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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), Industrialist and entrepreneur

Portraits in Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Matthew Boulton

by Unknown artist
circa 1770
NPG 1532

Matthew Boulton

attributed to Anne Jessop, Lady Beechey, after Sir William Beechey
circa 1799, based on a work of circa 1799
NPG 1595

Matthew Boulton

by Sarah Brown
1807
NPG 1451

Men of Science Living in 1807-8

by Sir John Gilbert, and Frederick John Skill, and William Walker, and Elizabeth Walker (née Reynolds)
1858-1862
NPG 1075

Engraving after 'Men of Science Living in 1807-8'

by George Zobel, and William Walker
1862
NPG 1075a

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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°

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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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