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Regency Portraits Catalogue

Sydney Smith (1771-1845), Wit and Canon of St Paul's

Portraits in Regency Portraits Catalogue | Other NPG portraits

Sydney Smith

replica by Henry Perronet Briggs
1840, based on a work of 1833
NPG 1475

Sydney Smith

by Edwin Landseer
circa 1835
NPG 2887

Sydney Smith

by Edwin Landseer
circa 1835
NPG 4917

Sydney Smith

by John Marshall
NPG 5147

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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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