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Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Arthur Hopkins (1848-1930), Illustrator; landscape and coastal painter

Portraits in Later Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Primrose Hill School

by Unknown artist
1893
NPG 4405

The St John's Wood Arts Club, 1895

by Sydney Prior Hall
circa 1895
NPG 4404

All known portraits

Do, draw and make!

Do, draw and make!

From building dens to food faces – enjoy our Playful Portraits activities and find out about some brilliant people!

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Healthcare Heroes

Activities for children and families inspired by three healthcare heroes from our Collection.

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Learning resources

Downloadable and web based resources to support learning at home linked to art, history, citizenship and literacy.

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