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A selection of portraits that depict art being made. See also: 'Art in art' (Accessory) and 'Artists and their studios' (Theme).

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Edward Collier, by Edward Collier - NPG 6069

Edward Collier

by Edward Collier
oil on canvas, 1683
NPG 6069

Grinling Gibbons, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 2925

Grinling Gibbons

after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, based on a work of circa 1690
NPG 2925

Antonio Verrio, by Antonio Verrio - NPG 2890

Antonio Verrio

by Antonio Verrio
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1704
NPG 2890

William Kent, by William Aikman - NPG 6063

William Kent

by William Aikman
oil on canvas, circa 1723-1725
NPG 6063

Rhoda (née Delaval), Lady Astley, attributed to Arthur Pond - NPG 5253

Rhoda (née Delaval), Lady Astley

attributed to Arthur Pond
oil on canvas, circa 1750
NPG 5253

Mary Moser, by George Romney - NPG 6641

Mary Moser

by George Romney
oil on canvas, circa 1770-1771
NPG 6641

James Jefferys, by James Jefferys - NPG 4669

James Jefferys

by James Jefferys
ink and pencil, circa 1774-1775
NPG 4669

George Stubbs, by George Stubbs - NPG 4575

George Stubbs

by George Stubbs
enamel on Wedgwood plaque, 1781
NPG 4575

Dominic Serres, by Philip Jean - NPG 1909

Dominic Serres

by Philip Jean
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory, 1788
NPG 1909

George Morland, by John Raphael Smith - NPG 5931

George Morland

by John Raphael Smith
oil on canvas, 1792
NPG 5931

John Jackson, copy by William Mulready, after  John Jackson - NPG 6299

John Jackson

copy by William Mulready, after John Jackson
watercolour and bodycolour on ivory laid on card, based on a work of circa 1823
NPG 6299

Sir Thomas Lawrence, by Richard Evans, after  Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 260

Sir Thomas Lawrence

by Richard Evans, after Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, late 1820s, based on a work of circa 1825
NPG 260

Artist saved from the Devil, by Unknown artist - NPG 3944(13)

Artist saved from the Devil

by Unknown artist
watercolour, 1825
NPG 3944(13)

William Etty, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(7)

William Etty

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1844
NPG P6(7)