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- subject matching '20th Century tour'

A selection of 12 portraits from the 20th Century currently on display.

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Dame Christabel Pankhurst, by Ethel Wright - NPG 6921

Dame Christabel Pankhurst

by Ethel Wright
oil on canvas, exhibited 1909
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6921

Vanessa Bell, by Duncan Grant - NPG 4331

Vanessa Bell

by Duncan Grant
oil on canvas, circa 1918
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4331

Sir John William Alcock, by Ambrose McEvoy - NPG 1894

Sir John William Alcock

by Ambrose McEvoy
oil on canvas, 1919
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1894

General Officers of World War I, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

L.S. Lowry, by L.S. Lowry - NPG L224

L.S. Lowry

by L.S. Lowry
oil on canvas, 1938
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L224

Harold Moody, by Ronald Moody - NPG 6380

Harold Moody

by Ronald Moody
bronze head, 1997, based on a work of 1946
On display in Room 31 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6380

The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts), by Gered Mankowitz - NPG P1372

The Rolling Stones (Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts)

by Gered Mankowitz
C-type colour print from original negative, 14 November 1966
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG P1372

Elton John ('On the throne'), by Suzi Malin - NPG 6563

Elton John ('On the throne')

by Suzi Malin
tempera over gold leaf on gesso prepared board, 1978
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6563

Margaret Thatcher, by Rodrigo Moynihan - NPG 5728

Margaret Thatcher

by Rodrigo Moynihan
oil on canvas, 1983-1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5728

Dorothy Hodgkin, by Maggi Hambling - NPG 5797

Dorothy Hodgkin

by Maggi Hambling
oil on canvas, 1985
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5797

Nelson Mandela, by Michael Peto - NPG x137674

Nelson Mandela

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, June 1962
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x137674

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators, including Tariq Ali and Vanessa Redgrave, by Lewis Morley - NPG x38958

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators, including Tariq Ali and Vanessa Redgrave

by Lewis Morley
bromide fibre print, 27 October 1968
On display in Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x38958