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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford (1676-1745), Prime Minister

Portraits in Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
circa 1715
NPG 3220

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

by John Michael Rysbrack
NPG 2126

Robert Walpole, 1st Earl of Orford

studio of Jean Baptiste van Loo
NPG 70

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Pioneer Podcasts

Listen to a series of podcasts exploring the lives of pioneering women, past and present.

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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Archive interviews

Links to audio and transcripts of interviews with artists, sitters and historic recordings.

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