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A selection of portraits where the sitter's back is the main focus of the composition. See also: 'In profile' (Genre).

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William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(38)

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(38)

George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(66)

George Walpole, 3rd Earl of Orford

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(66)

Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(24)

Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
ink, heightened with pencil, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(24)

Possibly William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, attributed to George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855a

Possibly William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

attributed to George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
black ink on paper, 1751-1758
NPG 4855a

William Adams, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 2662(10)

William Adams

by Sir George Hayter
pencil, circa 1820
NPG 2662(10)

Richard Parkes Bonington, by Richard Parkes Bonington - NPG 1729

Richard Parkes Bonington

by Richard Parkes Bonington
watercolour, circa 1820-1825
NPG 1729

Napoléon Bonaparte, by Benjamin Robert Haydon - NPG 6266

Napoléon Bonaparte

by Benjamin Robert Haydon
oil on canvas, before 1846, based on a work of 1830
NPG 6266

Breakfast at Mr Rogers, by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) - NPG 2772(28b)

Breakfast at Mr Rogers

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
watercolour, 1833-1857
NPG 2772(28b)

Unknown sitter, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(19)

Unknown sitter

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, circa 1840s-1880s
NPG 2173(19)

Unknown sitter, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(22)

Unknown sitter

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, circa 1840s-1880s
NPG 2173(22)

Unknown sitter, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(24)

Unknown sitter

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, circa 1840s-1880s
NPG 2173(24)

Unknown sitter, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(26)

Unknown sitter

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, circa 1840s-1880s
NPG 2173(26)

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(125)

Elizabeth (née Rigby), Lady Eastlake

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(125)

Marian Murray, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(108)

Marian Murray

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(108)

Mary Ruthven (née Campbell), Lady Ruthven, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(114)

Mary Ruthven (née Campbell), Lady Ruthven

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(114)

George Elwes Corrie, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(20)

George Elwes Corrie

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, pen and ink, 9 February 1852
NPG 2173(20)

Two unknown art students at work, by Charles West Cope - NPG 3182(17)

Two unknown art students at work

by Charles West Cope
pencil, 1855
NPG 3182(17)

Ferdinand Pickering, by Charles West Cope - NPG 3182(16)

Ferdinand Pickering

by Charles West Cope
charcoal, 1867
NPG 3182(16)

Charles Kingsley, by Adriano Cecioni - NPG 1939

Charles Kingsley

by Adriano Cecioni
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 March 1872
NPG 1939

Lord Henry Frederick Thynne, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4747

Lord Henry Frederick Thynne

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 26 May 1877
NPG 4747

Sir William Vernon Harcourt, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3392

Sir William Vernon Harcourt

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3392

Charles Wood, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 4755

Charles Wood

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 May 1886
NPG 4755

Harry Furniss, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2386

Harry Furniss

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 20 April 1889
NPG 2386

William Ewart Gladstone, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3372

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1893
NPG 3372

William Ewart Gladstone, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3375

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1893
NPG 3375

George Augustus Sala, by Pollie Vernay - NPG 1689a

George Augustus Sala

by Pollie Vernay
ink, 1894
NPG 1689a

King Edward VII, by Mrs M.A. Barnett - NPG 3967

King Edward VII

by Mrs M.A. Barnett
watercolour, 1908
NPG 3967

Israel Zangwill, by Charles Ezekiel Polowetski - NPG 3318

Israel Zangwill

by Charles Ezekiel Polowetski
oil on canvas, 1909
NPG 3318

Tamara Karsavina, by Leon Kamir-Kaufman, after  Karl Fischer - NPG 5347

Tamara Karsavina

by Leon Kamir-Kaufman, after Karl Fischer
pastel, 1913, based on a work of 1910
NPG 5347

Study for Thou Shalt Not Steal, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 2908(18)

Study for Thou Shalt Not Steal

by John Singer Sargent
pencil, 1918
NPG 2908(18)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, by Sibella Bonham-Carter - NPG 5022

Ralph Vaughan Williams

by Sibella Bonham-Carter
watercolour and pencil, 1928
NPG 5022

Malcolm Sargent, by Albert William Menzies Rissik - NPG 4657

Malcolm Sargent

by Albert William Menzies Rissik
lithograph, 1930
NPG 4657

Sir Henry Joseph Wood, by William Kerridge Haselden - NPG 4078

Sir Henry Joseph Wood

by William Kerridge Haselden
pen and ink, published in Punch 23 August 1933
NPG 4078

Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield; Beatrice Webb with three others, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1292(45)

Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield; Beatrice Webb with three others

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1936
NPG P1292(45)

Beatrice Webb with others, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1292(51)

Beatrice Webb with others

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG P1292(51)

Sir Kenneth Macmillan, by Gilbert Adams - NPG P462

Sir Kenneth Macmillan

by Gilbert Adams
vintage bromide print, 1952
NPG P462

Tom Jones, by Tony Frank - NPG P1378

Tom Jones

by Tony Frank
modern colour print from original transparency, 1966
NPG P1378

John Lennon; Yoko Ono, by John Lennon - NPG P1991

John Lennon; Yoko Ono

by John Lennon
bromide print, 1968
NPG P1991