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215 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Skulls and bones'

A selection of portraits that depict skulls, bones and skeletons. See also: 'Shells and fossils' (Accessory) and 'Death' (Theme).

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Sir Henry Unton, by Unknown artist - NPG 710

Sir Henry Unton

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1596
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 710

John Evelyn, by Robert Walker - NPG 6179

John Evelyn

by Robert Walker
oil on canvas, 1648-circa 1656
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6179

Sir William Petty, by Isaac Fuller - NPG 2924

Sir William Petty

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, circa 1651
NPG 2924

Edward Collier, by Edward Collier - NPG 6069

Edward Collier

by Edward Collier
oil on canvas, 1683
NPG 6069

John Hunter, by John Jackson, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 77

John Hunter

by John Jackson, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, 1813, based on a work of 1786
NPG 77

Sir Richard Owen, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG P106(15)

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, circa 1855
NPG P106(15)

Thomas Henry Huxley, by John Collier - NPG 3168

Thomas Henry Huxley

by John Collier
oil on canvas, 1883
On display in Room 27 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3168

Roger Daltrey, by Allen Jones - NPG 5912

Roger Daltrey

by Allen Jones
pencil and crayon, 1981
NPG 5912

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow, by David LaChapelle - NPG P1403

Alexander McQueen; Isabella Blow

by David LaChapelle
C-type colour print, 1996
NPG P1403

Sir Richard Owen, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax87531

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, circa 1855
NPG Ax87531

Sir Richard Owen, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax7272

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published May 1856
NPG Ax7272

Sir Richard Owen, by Maull & Polyblank - NPG Ax7925

Sir Richard Owen

by Maull & Polyblank
albumen print, arched top, published May 1856
NPG Ax7925

Miss Bennett, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax56413

Miss Bennett

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 16 November 1861
NPG Ax56413

Miss Bennett, by Camille Silvy - NPG Ax56414

Miss Bennett

by Camille Silvy
albumen print, 16 November 1861
NPG Ax56414