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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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King George III, studio of Sir William Beechey - NPG 2502

King George III

studio of Sir William Beechey
oil on canvas, based on a work of 1799-1800
NPG 2502

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey, by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey - NPG 2103a

Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey

by Sir Francis Leggatt Chantrey
pencil and grey wash, circa 1800
NPG 2103a

William Hookham Carpenter, by Margaret Sarah Carpenter - NPG 5708

William Hookham Carpenter

by Margaret Sarah Carpenter
oil on canvas, 1816
NPG 5708

Girl with a bird, attributed to Richard Westmacott - NPG 3944(5)

Girl with a bird

attributed to Richard Westmacott
pencil, 1825
NPG 3944(5)

River scene, attributed to John Partridge - NPG 3944(12)

River scene

attributed to John Partridge
pencil, 1825
NPG 3944(12)