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98 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Folklore, legend and myth'

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 1680-4
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