The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 150,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Search the Collection

4504 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'Art in art'

A selection of portraits that depict other art works within them. See also: 'Making art' (Activity) and 'Artists in their studios' (Theme).

List Thumbnail

Brook Taylor, probably by Louis Goupy - NPG 1920

Brook Taylor

probably by Louis Goupy
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid down on card, 1720
On display in the Room 13 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1920

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford, by Francis Hayman - NPG 217

Francis Hayman; Grosvenor Bedford

by Francis Hayman
oil on canvas, circa 1748-1750
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 217

The Academicians of the Royal Academy, by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437

The Academicians of the Royal Academy

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
watercolour and ink, 1773, based on a work of 1772
NPG 1437

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy', by John Sanders, after  Johan Joseph Zoffany - NPG 1437a

Key to 'The Academicians of the Royal Academy'

by John Sanders, after Johan Joseph Zoffany
pencil, circa 1773
NPG 1437a

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley, by George Romney - NPG 101

John Flaxman; Thomas Alphonso Hayley

by George Romney
oil on canvas, 1795
On display in Room 18 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 101

Joseph Nollekens, by Lemuel Francis Abbott - NPG 30

Joseph Nollekens

by Lemuel Francis Abbott
oil on canvas, circa 1797
On display in Room 19 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 30

John Boydell, after Sir William Beechey - NPG 934

John Boydell

after Sir William Beechey
oil on oak panel, based on a work of 1801
NPG 934

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick, by Sir Thomas Lawrence - NPG 244

Caroline Amelia Elizabeth of Brunswick

by Sir Thomas Lawrence
oil on canvas, 1804
On display in Room 17 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 244