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Regency Portraits Catalogue

John Philip Kemble (1757-1823), Actor

Portraits in Regency Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

John Philip Kemble

by Gilbert Stuart
circa 1785
NPG 49

John Philip Kemble

attributed to Sir Thomas Lawrence
circa 1800
NPG 2616

John Philip Kemble

by John Gibson
1814
NPG 149

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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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