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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Robert Browning (1812-1889), Poet; husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Portraits in Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning

by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
NPG 3165

Robert Browning

by Michele Gordigiani
NPG 1898

Robert Browning

by Field Talfourd
NPG 1269

Robert Browning

by George Frederic Watts
NPG 1001

Robert Browning

by (Wilhelm Augustus) Rudolf Lehmann
NPG 839

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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