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A selection of portraits where the sitter's back is the main focus of the composition. See also: 'In profile' (Genre).

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Mary Ruthven (née Campbell), Lady Ruthven, by David Octavius Hill, and  Robert Adamson - NPG P6(114)

Mary Ruthven (née Campbell), Lady Ruthven

by David Octavius Hill, and Robert Adamson
calotype, 1843-1848
NPG P6(114)

George Elwes Corrie, by Sebastian Evans - NPG 2173(20)

George Elwes Corrie

by Sebastian Evans
pencil, pen and ink, 9 February 1852
NPG 2173(20)

Two unknown art students at work, by Charles West Cope - NPG 3182(17)

Two unknown art students at work

by Charles West Cope
pencil, 1855
NPG 3182(17)

Ferdinand Pickering, by Charles West Cope - NPG 3182(16)

Ferdinand Pickering

by Charles West Cope
charcoal, 1867
NPG 3182(16)

Charles Kingsley, by Adriano Cecioni - NPG 1939

Charles Kingsley

by Adriano Cecioni
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 30 March 1872
NPG 1939

Lord Henry Frederick Thynne, by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG 4747

Lord Henry Frederick Thynne

by Sir Leslie Ward
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 26 May 1877
NPG 4747

Sir William Vernon Harcourt, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3392

Sir William Vernon Harcourt

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1880s-1900s
NPG 3392

Charles Wood, by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib') - NPG 4755

Charles Wood

by Liborio Prosperi ('Lib')
watercolour, published in Vanity Fair 22 May 1886
NPG 4755

Harry Furniss, by Sydney Prior Hall - NPG 2386

Harry Furniss

by Sydney Prior Hall
pencil, published in The Graphic 20 April 1889
NPG 2386