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2664 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Diversity'

A selection of portraits of BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) representations in the Gallery's collection. See also: 'Around the world' (Theme) and 'Costumes and national dress' (Dress).

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Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon), by William Hoare - NPG L245

Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (Job ben Solomon)

by William Hoare
oil on canvas, 1733
On display in Room 11 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L245

Indian with tomahawk, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(67)

Indian with tomahawk

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink and watercolour, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(67)

An Indian pursuing a wounded enemy with his Tomahawk, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(68)

An Indian pursuing a wounded enemy with his Tomahawk

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink and watercolour, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(68)

Indian dressed for war with a scalp, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(69)

Indian dressed for war with a scalp

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink and watercolour, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(69)

Indian in his war dress and blanket, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(70)

Indian in his war dress and blanket

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink and watercolour, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(70)

Two squaws and an Indian, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(71)

Two squaws and an Indian

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink and watercolour, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(71)

An Indian of ye Outawas Tribe & his Family going to War, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(72)

An Indian of ye Outawas Tribe & his Family going to War

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink and watercolour, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(72)

An Indian War chief completely equipped with a scalp in his hand, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(73)

An Indian War chief completely equipped with a scalp in his hand

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink and watercolour, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(73)

Robert Clive and Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, 1757, by Francis Hayman - NPG 5263

Robert Clive and Mir Jafar after the Battle of Plassey, 1757

by Francis Hayman
oil on canvas, circa 1760
On display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5263

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, 1773, based on a work of 1772
NPG 1437

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy', by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

Elizabeth, Viscountess Mordaunt, attributed to George Perfect Harding, after  Louise Hollandine, Princess Palatine - NPG 3090(4)

Elizabeth, Viscountess Mordaunt

attributed to George Perfect Harding, after Louise Hollandine, Princess Palatine
watercolour, early 19th century
NPG 3090(4)

Tom Molineaux, by Unknown artist - NPG 5813

Tom Molineaux

by Unknown artist
Staffordshire portrait figure, circa 1810-1815
NPG 5813