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- subject matching 'Sun, moon and stars'

A selection of images from the collection that depict the sun, moon and stars.

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Elsa Lanchester, by Angus McBean - NPG P921

Elsa Lanchester

by Angus McBean
bromide print, 1938
NPG P921

Bobby Charlton, by Peter Edwards - NPG 6140

Bobby Charlton

by Peter Edwards
oil on canvas, 1991
NPG 6140

Landscape with a waggon, by William Faithorne, after  Schelte Bolswert, after  Sir Peter Paul Rubens - NPG D23010

Landscape with a waggon

by William Faithorne, after Schelte Bolswert, after Sir Peter Paul Rubens
line engraving, circa 1650s-1680s
NPG D23010

Robert Loveday, by William Faithorne - NPG D22842

Robert Loveday

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1659
NPG D22842

Robert Loveday, by William Faithorne - NPG D22843

Robert Loveday

by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1659
NPG D22843

'The castle in the moon', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12987

'The castle in the moon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 22 August 1782
NPG D12987

'A sun setting in a fog; with the old Hanover hack descending' (Charles James Fox; King George III), by James Gillray, possibly published by  John Williams - NPG D12992

'A sun setting in a fog; with the old Hanover hack descending' (Charles James Fox; King George III)

by James Gillray, possibly published by John Williams
hand-coloured etching, published 3 June 1783
NPG D12992

'Adoration of the Shepherds' (Thomas Jervais; Sir Joshua Reynolds), by Georg Siegmund Facius, by  Johann Gottlieb Facius, published by  John Boydell, after  Josiah Boydell, after  Sir Joshua Reynolds - NPG D39706

'Adoration of the Shepherds' (Thomas Jervais; Sir Joshua Reynolds)

by Georg Siegmund Facius, by Johann Gottlieb Facius, published by John Boydell, after Josiah Boydell, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
stipple and line engraving, published 1 September 1785 (1783-1785)
NPG D39706

'Wierd sisters; ministers of darkness; minions of the moon', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12436

'Wierd sisters; ministers of darkness; minions of the moon'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 23 December 1791
NPG D12436

'Taming of the shrew : - Katharine & Petruchio : - the modern Quixotte, or what you will', by James Gillray, published by  Samuel William Fores - NPG D12416

'Taming of the shrew : - Katharine & Petruchio : - the modern Quixotte, or what you will'

by James Gillray, published by Samuel William Fores
hand-coloured etching, published 20 April 1791
NPG D12416

Charles James Fox ('The slough of despond'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12468

Charles James Fox ('The slough of despond')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 January 1793
NPG D12468

Charles James Fox ('French-telegraph making signals in the dark'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12516

Charles James Fox ('French-telegraph making signals in the dark')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 26 January 1795
NPG D12516

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12517

'The genius of France triumphant, - or - Britannia petitioning for peace'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 2 February 1795
NPG D12517

'The prophet of Hebrews, - the prince of peace - conducting the Jews to the promis'd-land', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12520

'The prophet of Hebrews, - the prince of peace - conducting the Jews to the promis'd-land'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 2 March 1795
NPG D12520

'Modern grace, - or - the operatical finale to the ballet of Alonzo e Caro', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12571

'Modern grace, - or - the operatical finale to the ballet of Alonzo e Caro'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 5 May 1796
NPG D12571

'The twin stars, Castor & Pollux' (George Barclay?; Charles Sturt?), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12690

'The twin stars, Castor & Pollux' (George Barclay?; Charles Sturt?)

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 7 May 1799
NPG D12690

'The state of the war - or the monkey-race in danger', by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12694

'The state of the war - or the monkey-race in danger'

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching, published 20 May 1799
NPG D12694

William Pitt ('Effusions of a pot of porter, - or - ministerial conjurations for supporting the war'), by James Gillray, published by  Hannah Humphrey - NPG D12715

William Pitt ('Effusions of a pot of porter, - or - ministerial conjurations for supporting the war')

by James Gillray, published by Hannah Humphrey
hand-coloured etching and aquatint, published 29 November 1799
NPG D12715