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1231 portraits matching these criteria:

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Portraits where the artist is represented or is the subject of the image. See also: 'Making art' (Activity) and 'Artists in their studios' (Theme).

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Isaac Oliver, by Isaac Oliver - NPG 4852

Isaac Oliver

by Isaac Oliver
watercolour on vellum, circa 1590
NPG 4852

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, by Sir Nathaniel Bacon - NPG 2142

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
oil on panel, feigned oval, circa 1625
NPG 2142

Peter Oliver, by Peter Oliver - NPG 4853

Peter Oliver

by Peter Oliver
graphite and watercolour on card, circa 1625-1630
On display in the Room 4 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4853

Sir Anthony van Dyck, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 6987

Sir Anthony van Dyck

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1640
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6987

Robert Walker, by Robert Walker - NPG 753

Robert Walker

by Robert Walker
oil on canvas, circa 1645-1650
NPG 753

Sir Peter Lely, by Sir Peter Lely - NPG 3897

Sir Peter Lely

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3897

Isaac Fuller, by Isaac Fuller - NPG 2104

Isaac Fuller

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, circa 1670
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2104

Sir Peter Lely, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG 951

Sir Peter Lely

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1670
NPG 951

Abraham Simon, attributed to Abraham Simon - NPG 1642

Abraham Simon

attributed to Abraham Simon
oil on canvas, circa 1670
NPG 1642

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder, attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG 6651

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder

attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1680-1685
NPG 6651

Edward Collier, by Edward Collier - NPG 6069

Edward Collier

by Edward Collier
oil on canvas, 1683
NPG 6069

Antonio Verrio, by Antonio Verrio - NPG 2890

Antonio Verrio

by Antonio Verrio
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1704
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2890

Sir James Thornhill, by Sir James Thornhill - NPG 5339

Sir James Thornhill

by Sir James Thornhill
oil on canvas, octagonal, circa 1715-1720
On display on the Second Floor at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 5339

Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini - NPG 5699

Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini

by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini
oil on canvas, circa 1717
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5699

Bernard Lens (III), by Bernard Lens (III) - NPG 1624

Bernard Lens (III)

by Bernard Lens (III)
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, 1721
On display in the Room 10 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1624

Sir James Thornhill, attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae - NPG 4688

Sir James Thornhill

attributed to Dietrich Ernst Andreae
oil on canvas, circa 1724-1726
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4688

Jonathan Richardson, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 706

Jonathan Richardson

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1729
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 706

Jonathan Richardson, by or after Jonathan Richardson - NPG 1576d

Jonathan Richardson

by or after Jonathan Richardson
pencil on vellum, 1730s
NPG 1576d

Jonathan Richardson, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 3779

Jonathan Richardson

by Jonathan Richardson
black chalk heightened with white on blue paper, October 1735
NPG 3779

Allan Ramsay, by Allan Ramsay - NPG 3311

Allan Ramsay

by Allan Ramsay
oil on canvas, circa 1737-1739
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3311

Arthur Devis, by Arthur Devis - NPG 6153

Arthur Devis

by Arthur Devis
oil on oak panel, circa 1742-1744
On display in the Room 10 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6153

Thomas Patch, attributed to Thomas Patch - NPG 4081

Thomas Patch

attributed to Thomas Patch
watercolour and bodycolour on paper, circa 1745
NPG 4081

Sir Joshua Reynolds, by Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG 41

Sir Joshua Reynolds

by Sir Joshua Reynolds
oil on canvas, circa 1747-1749
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 41

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford, by Francis Hayman - NPG 217

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford

by Francis Hayman
oil on canvas, circa 1748-1750
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 217

William Hogarth, by William Hogarth - NPG 289

William Hogarth

by William Hogarth
oil on canvas, circa 1757-1758
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 289

Thomas Gainsborough, by Thomas Gainsborough - NPG 4446

Thomas Gainsborough

by Thomas Gainsborough
oil on canvas, circa 1759
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4446

Thomas Frye, by Thomas Frye - NPG 5471

Thomas Frye

by Thomas Frye
oil on canvas, feigned oval, 1759
NPG 5471

Nathaniel Hone, by Nathaniel Hone - NPG 1878

Nathaniel Hone

by Nathaniel Hone
enamel on copper, circa 1760-1770
On display in the Room 10 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1878

Thomas Patch, by Thomas Patch - NPG 6913

Thomas Patch

by Thomas Patch
etching, late 1760s
On display in the Room 10 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6913

Angelica Kauffmann, by Angelica Kauffmann - NPG 430

Angelica Kauffmann

by Angelica Kauffmann
oil on canvas, circa 1770-1775
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 430

Allan Ramsay, by Allan Ramsay - NPG 1660

Allan Ramsay

by Allan Ramsay
red chalk heightened with white on buff paper, 1776
NPG 1660

John Russell, by John Russell - NPG 3907

John Russell

by John Russell
black, white and red chalk with some pencil on grey paper, circa 1780
NPG 3907

George Stubbs, by George Stubbs - NPG 4575

George Stubbs

by George Stubbs
enamel on Wedgwood plaque, 1781
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4575