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- subject matching 'In profile'

A selection of portraits showing the face and human figure in profile. Also see 'Silhouettes' (Medium).

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King Edward, by Iocetel, from a die attributed to  Theodoric - NPG 4049

King Edward

by Iocetel, from a die attributed to Theodoric
silver penny, 1065
NPG 4049

King Harold II (Harold Godwineson), after an original by Theodoric - NPG 4050

King Harold II (Harold Godwineson)

after an original by Theodoric
silver penny, based on a work of 1066
NPG 4050

Sir Nicholas Poyntz, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 5583

Sir Nicholas Poyntz

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on paper, mounted onto panel, circa 1530-1599
NPG 5583

Philip II, King of Spain, after Jacopo da Trezzo - NPG 446(2)

Philip II, King of Spain

after Jacopo da Trezzo
gilt electrotype of medal, 19th century, based on a work of circa 1555
NPG 446(2)

Queen Elizabeth I, by Unknown artist - NPG 446

Queen Elizabeth I

by Unknown artist
electrotype of a so-called pattern for a sovereign, 19th century, based on a work from the late 16th century
NPG 446

King Henry V, by Unknown artist - NPG 545

King Henry V

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th or early 17th century
On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 545

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Jacopo Primavera - NPG 1918

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Jacopo Primavera
electrotype of medal, 20th century, based on a work from the late 16th century
NPG 1918

Henry, Prince of Wales, studio of Isaac Oliver - NPG 1572

Henry, Prince of Wales

studio of Isaac Oliver
watercolour on vellum, circa 1610
On display in the Room 4 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1572

Hubert Le Sueur, after a medal attributed to Claude Warin - NPG 939

Hubert Le Sueur

after a medal attributed to Claude Warin
electrotype of medal, based on a work of 1635
NPG 939

Matthew Prior, after Charles Antoine Coysevox - NPG 6272

Matthew Prior

after Charles Antoine Coysevox
Staffordshire plaque, based on a work of 1714
NPG 6272

William Stukeley, by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 4266

William Stukeley

by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
pencil, ink and wash, 4 February 1721
NPG 4266

Susannah Maria Cibber (née Arne), by Unknown artist - NPG 1984

Susannah Maria Cibber (née Arne)

by Unknown artist
ivory medallion, circa 1729
On display in the Room 10 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1984

Alexander Pope, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 1179

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1737
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1179

Alexander Pope, by Jacques Antoine Dassier - NPG 6236

Alexander Pope

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1741
NPG 6236

Edmond Halley, by Jacques Antoine Dassier - NPG 6235

Edmond Halley

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1744
On display in the Room 13 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6235

Jonathan Swift, by Rupert Barber - NPG 6961

Jonathan Swift

by Rupert Barber
pastel, circa 1745
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6961

Augustus George, Margrave of Baden, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(36)

Augustus George, Margrave of Baden

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(36)

George William Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(7)

George William Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(7)

John ('Jack') Broughton, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(29)

John ('Jack') Broughton

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(29)

Riches Repps Brown, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(54)

Riches Repps Brown

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(54)

Sir John Cope(?), by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(46)

Sir John Cope(?)

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(46)

Sir John Cope(?), by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(47)

Sir John Cope(?)

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pencil, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(47)

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(39)

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(39)

Michel Descazeaux du Hally, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(9)

Michel Descazeaux du Hally

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(9)

Davy Durrant, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(1)

Davy Durrant

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(1)

Probably Thomas Evans, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(13)

Probably Thomas Evans

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(13)

Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Baron Fortescue, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(4)

Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Baron Fortescue

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(4)

King George II, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(5)

King George II

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(5)

George Haldane, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(60)

George Haldane

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pencil, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(60)