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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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William Ewart Gladstone, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3372

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1893
NPG 3372

William Ewart Gladstone, by Harry Furniss - NPG 3375

William Ewart Gladstone

by Harry Furniss
pen and ink, 1893
NPG 3375

George Augustus Sala, by Pollie Vernay - NPG 1689a

George Augustus Sala

by Pollie Vernay
ink, 1894
NPG 1689a

King Edward VII, by Mrs M.A. Barnett - NPG 3967

King Edward VII

by Mrs M.A. Barnett
watercolour, 1908
NPG 3967

Israel Zangwill, by Charles Ezekiel Polowetski - NPG 3318

Israel Zangwill

by Charles Ezekiel Polowetski
oil on canvas, 1909
NPG 3318

Tamara Karsavina, by Leon Kamir-Kaufman, after  Karl Fischer - NPG 5347

Tamara Karsavina

by Leon Kamir-Kaufman, after Karl Fischer
pastel, 1913, based on a work of 1910
NPG 5347

Study for Thou Shalt Not Steal, by John Singer Sargent - NPG 2908(18)

Study for Thou Shalt Not Steal

by John Singer Sargent
pencil, 1918
NPG 2908(18)

Ralph Vaughan Williams, by Sibella Bonham-Carter - NPG 5022

Ralph Vaughan Williams

by Sibella Bonham-Carter
watercolour and pencil, 1928
NPG 5022

Malcolm Sargent, by Albert William Menzies Rissik - NPG 4657

Malcolm Sargent

by Albert William Menzies Rissik
lithograph, 1930
NPG 4657

Sir Henry Joseph Wood, by William Kerridge Haselden - NPG 4078

Sir Henry Joseph Wood

by William Kerridge Haselden
pen and ink, published in Punch 23 August 1933
NPG 4078

Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield; Beatrice Webb with three others, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1292(45)

Sidney James Webb, Baron Passfield; Beatrice Webb with three others

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1936
NPG P1292(45)

Beatrice Webb with others, by Unknown photographer - NPG P1292(51)

Beatrice Webb with others

by Unknown photographer
vintage snapshot print, circa 1940
NPG P1292(51)

Sir Kenneth Macmillan, by Gilbert Adams - NPG P462

Sir Kenneth Macmillan

by Gilbert Adams
vintage bromide print, 1952
NPG P462

Tom Jones, by Tony Frank - NPG P1378

Tom Jones

by Tony Frank
modern colour print from original transparency, 1966
NPG P1378

John Lennon; Yoko Ono, by John Lennon - NPG P1991

John Lennon; Yoko Ono

by John Lennon
bromide print, 1968
NPG P1991