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69 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Body'

A selection of portraits and images that depict and focus on abstract sections of the body. See also: 'Models and muses' (Theme) and 'Nudes and naked figures' (Genre).

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Hands on rails, by Sir George Hayter - NPG 2662(32)

Hands on rails

by Sir George Hayter
pencil, circa 1820
NPG 2662(32)

Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Unknown artist - NPG 1634a

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Unknown artist
plaster cast of right hand, 1830
NPG 1634a

Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning, by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer - NPG 3165

Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Robert Browning

by Harriet Goodhue Hosmer
bronze cast of clasped hands, 1853
On display in the Room 24 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3165

'Study of Hands', by Oscar Gustav Rejlander - NPG P2011(48)

'Study of Hands'

by Oscar Gustav Rejlander
albumen print, circa 1854
NPG P2011(48)

Thomas Carlyle, by Domenico Brucciani, after  Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt - NPG 1623

Thomas Carlyle

by Domenico Brucciani, after Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, 1st Bt
plaster cast of hands, 1875
NPG 1623

Margot Fonteyn, by Angus McBean - NPG P894

Margot Fonteyn

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1951
NPG P894

Jane Birkin, by David Bailey - NPG P950

Jane Birkin

by David Bailey
bromide print, March 1969
NPG P950

P.J. Harvey, by Mario Sorrenti - NPG P1275

P.J. Harvey

by Mario Sorrenti
digital colour print, 1995
NPG P1275

Nicola Adams, by Kate Peters - NPG P1831

Nicola Adams

by Kate Peters
C-type colour print, 2012
On display Beningbrough Hall, York at Beningbrough Hall
NPG P1831

Jessica Ennis-Hill, by Kate Peters - NPG P1832

Jessica Ennis-Hill

by Kate Peters
C-type colour print, 2012
On display at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield
NPG P1832

Mo Farah, by Kate Peters - NPG P1833

Mo Farah

by Kate Peters
C-type colour print, 2012
NPG P1833

Chris Hoy, by Kate Peters - NPG P1834

Chris Hoy

by Kate Peters
C-type colour print, 2012
NPG P1834

Herbert Spencer, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x127482

Herbert Spencer

by Elliott & Fry
chlorobromide print on cream card mount, 1890
NPG x127482

Bessie Clayton, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x101900

Bessie Clayton

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 18 April 1911
NPG x101900