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Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Edward Wortley Montagu (1713-1776), Writer and traveller; son of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

Portraits in Mid-Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu with her son, Edward Wortley Montagu, and attendants

attributed to Jean Baptiste Vanmour
circa 1717
NPG 3924

Edward Wortley Montagu

by Matthew William Peters
1775
NPG 4573

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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

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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