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1363 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Water'

A selection of portraits and images that depict water. See also: 'Bridges' (Accessory), 'Landscapes' and 'Snow' (Theme).

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Lord Francis Russell, by George Perfect Harding, after  Unknown artist - NPG 2411

Lord Francis Russell

by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, 19th century, based on a work of 1573
NPG 2411

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by George Perfect Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 1492(c)

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by George Perfect Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour, early 19th century, based on a work of circa 1590
NPG 1492(c)

Queen Elizabeth I ('Elizabeth I and the Three Goddesses'), attributed to Isaac Oliver - NPG 6947

Queen Elizabeth I ('Elizabeth I and the Three Goddesses')

attributed to Isaac Oliver
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, circa 1590
NPG 6947

Sir Henry Unton, by Unknown artist - NPG 710

Sir Henry Unton

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1596
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 710

Sir John Finet, copy by George Perfect Harding, after  Unknown artist - NPG 2404

Sir John Finet

copy by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, 19th century, based on a work of circa 1609
NPG 2404

The Duke of Buckingham and his Family, after Gerrit van Honthorst - NPG 711

The Duke of Buckingham and his Family

after Gerrit van Honthorst
oil on canvas, circa 1628, based on a work of 1628
On display in Room 5 at Montacute House
NPG 711

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, studio of Daniel Mytens - NPG 3770

Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland

studio of Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, circa 1633, based on a work of circa 1632-1633
NPG 3770

Venetia, Lady Digby, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 5727

Venetia, Lady Digby

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1633-1634
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5727

Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny, by Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 5964

Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny

by Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1638
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5964

The Capel Family, by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen) - NPG 4759

The Capel Family

by Cornelius Johnson (Cornelius Janssen van Ceulen)
oil on canvas, circa 1640
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4759

George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth, after John Riley - NPG 664

George Legge, 1st Baron Dartmouth

after John Riley
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1685-1690
On display in the State Dressing Room at Beningbrough Hall
NPG 664