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2923 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'In Character'

A selection of portraits with representations of characters from the stage or in writing. See also: 'Film-shots and stage sets' (Theme), 'Masks and disguises', 'Fancy Dress', 'Costumes and national dress' (Dress).

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William Henry West Betty, by John Opie - NPG 1392

William Henry West Betty

by John Opie
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 12 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1392

John Philip Kemble, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 6869

John Philip Kemble

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1812
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6869

Edmund Kean, by James Northcote - NPG 6088

Edmund Kean

by James Northcote
oil on canvas, 1819
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6088

Charles John Kean, by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn) - NPG 2772(33b)

Charles John Kean

by Jemima Blackburn (née Wedderburn)
watercolour, 1833-1857
NPG 2772(33b)

Adelaide Ristori, by Herbert Watkins - NPG P301(49)

Adelaide Ristori

by Herbert Watkins
albumen print, arched top, late 1850s
NPG P301(49)

'Salome' (Unknown woman), by Oscar Gustav Rejlander - NPG P2011(45)

'Salome' (Unknown woman)

by Oscar Gustav Rejlander
albumen print, 1860-1866
NPG P2011(45)

Sir Harry Lauder, by Cavendish Morton - NPG P494

Sir Harry Lauder

by Cavendish Morton
platinum print, 1904
NPG P494

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka', by E.O. Hoppé - NPG P1351

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka'

by E.O. Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 1919
NPG P1351

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka', by E.O. Hoppé - NPG P1352

Lydia Lopokova in 'Petrouchka'

by E.O. Hoppé
gelatin silver print, 1919
NPG P1352

Lily Brayton, by Winifred Cécile Dongworth - NPG 5032

Lily Brayton

by Winifred Cécile Dongworth
watercolour on ivory, 1921
NPG 5032

Sybil Thorndike, by Bertram Park - NPG P140(41)

Sybil Thorndike

by Bertram Park
bromide print, 9 February 1928
NPG P140(41)