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The appearance of pets and animals in portraits can give clues to a sitter's lifestyle or social status. Sometimes they are used by the artist or the sitter as accessories, fashion statements or to add interest to a composition. Their appearance can also serve as a symbolic reference. A selection of images that depict real pets and animals or representations of animals. See also: 'Shells and fossils', 'Transport and vehicles - Animals' (Accessory), 'Fur accessories' (Dress) and 'Taxidermy' (Theme)

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Group at Jouy-en-Josas

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, September 1948
NPG x136212

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Group at Jouy-en-Josas

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, September 1948
NPG x136213

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Jacques Février

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, September 1948
NPG x136214

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Group at Jouy-en-Josas

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, September 1948
NPG x136215

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Margot Fonteyn

probably by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, October 1954
NPG x136170

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Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

probably by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage snapshot print, September 1954
NPG x136189

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Margot Fonteyn

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, October 1954
NPG x136200

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Maudie, Lady Harvey of Tasburgh; 1st Baron Harvey of Tasburgh

by Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke
vintage colour snapshot print, February 1955
NPG x136204

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Joan Haslip; Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke

by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, Summer 1955
NPG x136231

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Sir (Henry) Ashley Clarke; Dorothy Hyson

probably by Virginia Surtees
vintage snapshot print, May 1955
NPG x136237

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Charles Townshend, 3rd Viscount Townshend

by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
mezzotint, 1702
NPG D11992

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George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D42890

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John Thurloe

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Samuel Cooper
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D42891

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Sir Francis Walsingham

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Federico Zuccaro
line engraving, published 1738
NPG D42897

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William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

by George Vertue, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Anthony van Dyck
line engraving, published 1739
NPG D42904

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William Harvey

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Wilhelm von Bemmel
line engraving, published 1739 (1739)
NPG D42906

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John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale

by Jacobus Houbraken, published by John & Paul Knapton, after Sir Peter Lely
line engraving, published 1740 (1740)
NPG D42912