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620 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'From behind'

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

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley, by George Romney - NPG 101

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1795
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 101

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)