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A selection of portraits and images that depict or allude to stories or characters from popular folklore, legend and myth. See also: 'Angels, fairies and cherubs' (Theme) and 'Nudes and naked figures' (Genre).

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J.R.R. Tolkien, by Betty Swanwick - NPG 6145

J.R.R. Tolkien

by Betty Swanwick
pencil and wash, 1966-1967
NPG 6145

Album introductory carte-de-visite, by Unknown photographer - NPG x197215

Album introductory carte-de-visite

by Unknown photographer
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s
NPG x197215

Eileen Leslie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x102931

Eileen Leslie

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 July 1917
NPG x102931

Eileen Leslie, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x102933

Eileen Leslie

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 11 July 1917
NPG x102933

Adam Wallace, after Unknown artist - NPG D23135

Adam Wallace

after Unknown artist
woodcut, published 1563
NPG D23135

Title for 'Effigies Regum Anglorum a Wilhelmo Conquestore' (King William I ('The Conqueror')?), probably by William Faithorne, published by  Sir Robert Peake - NPG D42356

Title for 'Effigies Regum Anglorum a Wilhelmo Conquestore' (King William I ('The Conqueror')?)

probably by William Faithorne, published by Sir Robert Peake
line engraving, circa 1640
NPG D42356

Cupid and Psyche, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Alessandro Turchi - NPG D11729

Cupid and Psyche

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Alessandro Turchi
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11729

Diana resting near a fountain, by Robert Robinson, published by  John Smith, after  Pietro da Cortona - NPG D11732

Diana resting near a fountain

by Robert Robinson, published by John Smith, after Pietro da Cortona
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11732

Daniel in the Lions Den, published by John Smith, after  Dirck Barendsz - NPG D11744

Daniel in the Lions Den

published by John Smith, after Dirck Barendsz
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11744

Pyramus and Thisbe, published by John Smith - NPG D11763

Pyramus and Thisbe

published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11763

Pan and Syrinx, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith - NPG D11748

Pan and Syrinx

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1681-1688
NPG D11748

Flora, probably published by John Smith - NPG D11830

Flora

probably published by John Smith
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11830

Cupid blindfolded, published by John Smith - NPG D11837

Cupid blindfolded

published by John Smith
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11837

Narcissus, published by John Smith, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D11838

Narcissus

published by John Smith, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
mezzotint, 1683
NPG D11838

Judith with the Head of Holofernes, published by John Smith - NPG D11883

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

published by John Smith
mezzotint, circa 1683-1729
NPG D11883

Venus and Adonis, by and published by John Smith, after  Nicolas Poussin - NPG D11731

Venus and Adonis

by and published by John Smith, after Nicolas Poussin
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D11731

Putto and a satyr, possibly published by John Smith - NPG D11760

Putto and a satyr

possibly published by John Smith
mezzotint, circa 1687-1724
NPG D11760

Tarquin and Lucretia, by and published by John Smith, after  Willem de Ryck (Ryke) - NPG D11728

Tarquin and Lucretia

by and published by John Smith, after Willem de Ryck (Ryke)
mezzotint, 1688
NPG D11728

Diana and Acteon, by Bernard Lens (II), published by  John Smith - NPG D11735

Diana and Acteon

by Bernard Lens (II), published by John Smith
mezzotint, circa 1688
NPG D11735

John Langton, after Unknown artist - NPG D27344

John Langton

after Unknown artist
line engraving, early 18th century
NPG D27344

Alexander Pope, after Unknown artist - NPG D27575

Alexander Pope

after Unknown artist
line engraving, 18th century
NPG D27575

Holy Family and Angels, by and published by John Smith, after  Carlo Maratta - NPG D11717

Holy Family and Angels

by and published by John Smith, after Carlo Maratta
mezzotint, 1707
NPG D11717

'Loves of the Gods': Vulcan and Ceres, by John Smith, after  Titian - NPG D11715

'Loves of the Gods': Vulcan and Ceres

by John Smith, after Titian
mezzotint, 1708
NPG D11715

'Loves of the Gods': Neptune and Amphitrite, by John Smith, after  Titian - NPG D11714

'Loves of the Gods': Neptune and Amphitrite

by John Smith, after Titian
mezzotint, 1708
NPG D11714

'Loves of the Gods': Cupid and Psyche, by John Smith, after  Titian - NPG D11716

'Loves of the Gods': Cupid and Psyche

by John Smith, after Titian
mezzotint, 1708
NPG D11716

'Loves of the Gods': Apollo and Daphne, by John Smith, after  Titian - NPG D11708

'Loves of the Gods': Apollo and Daphne

by John Smith, after Titian
mezzotint, 1709
NPG D11708

'Loves of the Gods': (Bacchus; Ariadne; Cupid), by John Smith, after  Titian - NPG D11709

'Loves of the Gods': (Bacchus; Ariadne; Cupid)

by John Smith, after Titian
mezzotint, 1709
NPG D11709

'Loves of the Gods': Pluto and Proserpina, by John Smith, after  Titian - NPG D11710

'Loves of the Gods': Pluto and Proserpina

by John Smith, after Titian
mezzotint, 1709
NPG D11710

'Loves of the Gods': Jupiter, Juno and Io, by John Smith, after  Titian - NPG D11712

'Loves of the Gods': Jupiter, Juno and Io

by John Smith, after Titian
mezzotint, 1709
NPG D11712

Henry, Prince of Wales, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D31904

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D31904

Henry, Prince of Wales, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D31905

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D31905

Sir William Temple, Bt, by Jacobus Houbraken, published by  John & Paul Knapton, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D40511

Sir William Temple, Bt

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D40511

Prince Charles Edward Stuart, by Sir Robert Strange - NPG D3357

Prince Charles Edward Stuart

by Sir Robert Strange
line engraving, circa 1749
NPG D3357

George Montagu, Viscount Mandeville; Elizabeth Montagu (née Dashwood), Duchess of Manchester, by James Watson, published by  Robert Sayer, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D38187

George Montagu, Viscount Mandeville; Elizabeth Montagu (née Dashwood), Duchess of Manchester

by James Watson, published by Robert Sayer, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, (1766-1768)
NPG D38187

James Whitney, after Unknown artist - NPG D31045

James Whitney

after Unknown artist
etching, late 18th to early 19th century
NPG D31045

Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry and 2nd Duke of Dover, by Valentine Green, published by and after  George Willison - NPG D39150

Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry and 2nd Duke of Dover

by Valentine Green, published by and after George Willison
mezzotint, published 22 October 1770
NPG D39150

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12308

'St George and the dragon' (Charles James Fox; George Bridges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 13 June 1782
NPG D12308

Edmund Burke ('Cincinnatus in retirement'), by James Gillray, published by  Elizabeth d'Achery - NPG D12313

Edmund Burke ('Cincinnatus in retirement')

by James Gillray, published by Elizabeth d'Achery
hand-coloured etching, published 23 August 1782
NPG D12313

'A warm birth for the old administration', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12332

'A warm birth for the old administration'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and engraving, published 2 April 1783
NPG D12332

'The Times, Anno 1783', by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12336

'The Times, Anno 1783'

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 14 April 1783
NPG D12336

'Bonus Melior Optimus or the devil's the best of the bunch' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox), by James Gillray, published by  William Humphrey - NPG D12338

'Bonus Melior Optimus or the devil's the best of the bunch' (Frederick North, 2nd Earl of Guilford; Charles James Fox)

by James Gillray, published by William Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 April 1783
NPG D12338

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as Melpomene, by James Gillray, published by  James Ridgway - NPG D41671

Sarah Siddons (née Kemble) as Melpomene

by James Gillray, published by James Ridgway
etching and aquatint, published 6 December 1784
NPG D41671

Anna Selina Storace as Euphrosyne in Milton's 'Comus', by Jean Condé, printed for  John Bell, after  Samuel De Wilde - NPG D7220

Anna Selina Storace as Euphrosyne in Milton's 'Comus'

by Jean Condé, printed for John Bell, after Samuel De Wilde
stipple engraving, published 16 June 1791
NPG D7220

William Pitt ('Billy Caught Naping [napping]), by and published by Robert Dighton - NPG D47140

William Pitt ('Billy Caught Naping [napping])

by and published by Robert Dighton
hand-coloured etching, published 24 April 1797
NPG D47140

'The marriage of Cupid and Psyche', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12612

'The marriage of Cupid and Psyche'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 3 May 1797
NPG D12612

'Destruction of the French collossus', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12662

'Destruction of the French collossus'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and soft-ground etching, published 1 November 1798
NPG D12662

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, by Unknown artist - NPG D2185

Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey

by Unknown artist
pencil and watercolour, early 19th century
NPG D2185

Jupiter and Io, by Henry Bone, after  Henry Thomson, after  Antonio Allegri da Correggio - NPG D17374

Jupiter and Io

by Henry Bone, after Henry Thomson, after Antonio Allegri da Correggio
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1801 (circa 1530)
NPG D17374

'Venus Anadyomene', by Henry Bone, after  Titian - NPG D17499

'Venus Anadyomene'

by Henry Bone, after Titian
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, July 1801 (circa 1525)
NPG D17499

Danaë, by Henry Bone, probably after  Guy Head, after  Titian - NPG D17415

Danaë

by Henry Bone, probably after Guy Head, after Titian
pencil, pen and ink, 1802 (1545-1546)
NPG D17415

Venus of Urbino, by Henry Bone, probably after  Guy Head, after  Titian - NPG D17416

Venus of Urbino

by Henry Bone, probably after Guy Head, after Titian
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1802 (1538)
NPG D17416

Judith with the head of Holofernes, by Henry Bone, after  Titian - NPG D17421

Judith with the head of Holofernes

by Henry Bone, after Titian
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, October 1803
NPG D17421

Sleeping Venus, by Henry Bone, probably after  Luca Giordano - NPG D17422

Sleeping Venus

by Henry Bone, probably after Luca Giordano
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 19 June 1803
NPG D17422

Cupid and Psyche, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D17377

Cupid and Psyche

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1804 (exhibited 1789)
NPG D17377

Death of Dido, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D17379

Death of Dido

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1804 (1781)
NPG D17379

Cymon and Iphigenia, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D17385

Cymon and Iphigenia

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1806 (exhibited 1789)
NPG D17385

Venus and Cupid, by Henry Bone, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D17386

Venus and Cupid

by Henry Bone, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, August 1807 (circa 1785)
NPG D17386

'The fall of Icarus', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D32279

'The fall of Icarus'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
etching, published 20 April 1807
NPG D32279

'The fall of Icarus', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D13044

'The fall of Icarus'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 April 1807
NPG D13044