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A selection of portraits that depict other art works within them. See also: 'Making art' (Activity) and 'Artists in their studios' (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

Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants, by Rowland Lockey, after  Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 2765

Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants

by Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on canvas, 1593
NPG 2765

The Somerset House Conference, 1604, by Unknown artist - NPG 665

The Somerset House Conference, 1604

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, 1604
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 665

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, by Sir Nathaniel Bacon - NPG L260

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
oil on canvas, circa 1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L260

Inigo Jones, after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck - NPG 3128

Inigo Jones

after an engraving by Robert van Voerst, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
brown wash
NPG 3128

Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury, by Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt - NPG 818

Horace Vere, Baron Vere of Tilbury

by Michiel Jansz. van Miereveldt
oil on panel, 1629
On display in the Crimson Bedroom at Montacute House
NPG 818

Thomas Killigrew, by William Sheppard - NPG 3795

Thomas Killigrew

by William Sheppard
oil on canvas, 1650
On display at Gawthorpe Hall, Burnley
NPG 3795

Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex; Elizabeth, Countess of Essex, by Sir Peter Lely - NPG 5461

Arthur Capel, 1st Earl of Essex; Elizabeth, Countess of Essex

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1655-1660
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5461

Richard Gibson, after Sir Peter Lely - NPG 1975

Richard Gibson

after Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1658, based on a work of circa 1658
NPG 1975

Thomas Chiffinch, attributed to Jacob Huysmans - NPG 816

Thomas Chiffinch

attributed to Jacob Huysmans
oil on canvas, circa 1660
On display in Room 7 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 816

Sir Peter Lely, by Sir Peter Lely - NPG 3897

Sir Peter Lely

by Sir Peter Lely
oil on canvas, circa 1660
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3897

Mary Beale, by Mary Beale - NPG 1687

Mary Beale

by Mary Beale
oil on canvas, circa 1666
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1687

Isaac Fuller, by Isaac Fuller - NPG 2104

Isaac Fuller

by Isaac Fuller
oil on canvas, circa 1670
On display in Room 6 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2104

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder, attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG 6651

Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder

attributed to Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1680-1685
NPG 6651

Brook Taylor, probably by Louis Goupy - NPG 1920

Brook Taylor

probably by Louis Goupy
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid down on card, 1720
On display in the Room 13 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1920

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford, by Francis Hayman - NPG 217

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford

by Francis Hayman
oil on canvas, circa 1748-1750
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 217

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, 1773, based on a work of 1772
NPG 1437

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy', by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley, by George Romney - NPG 101

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1795
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 101

Joseph Nollekens, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 30

Joseph Nollekens

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 30

John Boydell, after Sir William Beechey - NPG 934

John Boydell

after Sir William Beechey
oil on oak panel, based on a work of 1801
NPG 934

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 244

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 244