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Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue

Alexander Pope (1688-1744), Poet

Portraits in Early Georgian Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Alexander Pope

attributed to Charles Jervas
circa 1713-1715
NPG 112

Alexander Pope

studio of Michael Dahl
circa 1727
NPG 4132

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
circa 1737
NPG 1179

Alexander Pope

attributed to Jonathan Richardson
circa 1738
NPG 561

Alexander Pope

after Louis François Roubiliac
possibly late 19th century, based on a work of circa 1738
NPG 2483

Alexander Pope

by William Hoare
circa 1739
NPG 299

Alexander Pope

by William Hoare
circa 1739-1743
NPG 873

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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°

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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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