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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

King George II (1683-1760), Reigned 1727-60

Portraits in Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

King George II

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1716-1760, based on a work of 1716
NPG 205

King George II

studio of Charles Jervas
circa 1727
NPG 368

King George II

by Thomas Hudson
NPG 670

Group associated with the Moravian Church

attributed to Johann Valentin Haidt
circa 1752-1754
NPG 1356

King George II

by or after Thomas Worlidge
circa 1753
NPG 256

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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°

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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