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10125 portraits matching these criteria:

- 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 Alfred ('The Great'), by Unknown artist - NPG 4269

King Alfred ('The Great')

by Unknown artist
silver penny, circa 887
On display in Room 16 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4269

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

King Edward VI, by Unknown artist, after  William Scrots - NPG 442

King Edward VI

by Unknown artist, after William Scrots
oil on panel, circa 1546
NPG 442

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

King Charles II, by John Roettier - NPG 6076

King Charles II

by John Roettier
silver medal, 1660
NPG 6076

King George I, studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt - NPG 4223

King George I

studio of Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1714
NPG 4223

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