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111 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Body art and adornment'

A selection of portraits that depict various forms of body art and self adornment inlcluding tattoos, body-pearcings, tribal markings, henna art and body painting. See also: 'Body', 'Fancy dress', 'Masks and disguises' and 'In character' (Dress).

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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)

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)

Christian Fletcher; Malcolm McLaren, by Annie Leibovitz - NPG P629

Christian Fletcher; Malcolm McLaren

by Annie Leibovitz
C-type colour print, 1985
NPG P629

Sting, by Annie Leibovitz - NPG P630

Sting

by Annie Leibovitz
C-type colour print, 1985
NPG P630

Barry Humphries, by Annie Leibovitz - NPG P625

Barry Humphries

by Annie Leibovitz
bromide print, 1991
NPG P625

John Charles Galliano, by Mario Testino - NPG P1017

John Charles Galliano

by Mario Testino
C-type colour print, 1997
NPG P1017

David Bowie, by Steven Klein - NPG P1277

David Bowie

by Steven Klein
C-type colour print, 2003
NPG P1277

Ian Breakwell ('Parasite and Host'), by Ian Breakwell - NPG P1291

Ian Breakwell ('Parasite and Host')

by Ian Breakwell
original Infra-Red Photograph taken by Guy Pitt, 2005
NPG P1291

David Weir, by Kate Peters - NPG P1835

David Weir

by Kate Peters
C-type colour print, 2012
NPG P1835

Gina Yashere, by Simon Frederick - NPG P2050

Gina Yashere

by Simon Frederick
archival inkjet print, 2016
NPG P2050

Matilda Honor Wadman as Indiana in 'Indiana', by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Strand Publishing Company - NPG Ax9328

Matilda Honor Wadman as Indiana in 'Indiana'

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Strand Publishing Company
carbon print, published 1 October 1888
NPG Ax9328

Cora Urquhart Brown Potter as Miladi in 'The Musketeers', by Lallie Charles - NPG x197256

Cora Urquhart Brown Potter as Miladi in 'The Musketeers'

by Lallie Charles
gelatin silver printing-out paper cabinet card, 1898
NPG x197256

Grace Lane (Mrs Kenneth Douglas), by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG Ax45918

Grace Lane (Mrs Kenneth Douglas)

by Johnston & Hoffmann, published by J. Beagles & Co
postcard print, circa 1900s
NPG Ax45918