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- subject matching 'Pets and animals'

The appearance of pets and animals in portraits can give clues to a sitter's lifestyle or social status. Sometimes they are used by the artist or the sitter as accessories, fashion statements or to add interest to a composition. Their appearance can also serve as a symbolic reference. A selection of images that depict real pets and animals or representations of animals. See also: 'Shells and fossils', 'Transport and vehicles - Animals' (Accessory), 'Fur accessories' (Dress) and 'Taxidermy' (Theme)

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Lord Edward Russell, by George Perfect Harding, after  Unknown artist - NPG 2410

Lord Edward Russell

by George Perfect Harding, after Unknown artist
watercolour, 19th century, based on a work of 1573
NPG 2410

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

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by Unknown artist - NPG 63

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, late 16th century, based on a work of 1574
On display in Room 3 at Montacute House
NPG 63

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Unknown English artist - NPG L256

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, circa 1580
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L256

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Unknown artist - NPG 1518

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1588-1591
NPG 1518

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

King Charles I, by Unknown artist - NPG 4516

King Charles I

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1630s
NPG 4516

King Charles II, by Unknown artist - NPG 6403

King Charles II

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1630
On display in Room 5 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6403

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 1077

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, circa 1633, based on a work of circa 1633
NPG 1077

Thomas Killigrew, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 892

Thomas Killigrew

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 17th century, based on a work of circa 1635
NPG 892

Five Children of King Charles I, after Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 267

Five Children of King Charles I

after Sir Anthony van Dyck
oil on canvas, 17th century, based on a work of 1637
NPG 267

Richard Neville, by William Dobson - NPG 5382

Richard Neville

by William Dobson
oil on canvas, circa 1643
NPG 5382

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans, possibly after Pierre Mignard - NPG 228

Henrietta Anne, Duchess of Orleans

possibly after Pierre Mignard
oil on canvas, feigned oval, based on a work of circa 1665-1670
NPG 228