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10099 portraits matching these criteria:

- subject matching 'In profile'

A selection of portraits showing the face and human figure in profile. Also see 'Silhouettes' (Medium).

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Alexander Pope, by Jonathan Richardson - NPG 1179

Alexander Pope

by Jonathan Richardson
oil on canvas, circa 1737
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1179

Alexander Pope, by Jacques Antoine Dassier - NPG 6236

Alexander Pope

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1741
NPG 6236

Edmond Halley, by Jacques Antoine Dassier - NPG 6235

Edmond Halley

by Jacques Antoine Dassier
bronze medal, 1744
On display in the Room 13 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6235

Jonathan Swift, by Rupert Barber - NPG 6961

Jonathan Swift

by Rupert Barber
pastel, circa 1745
On display in Room 10 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6961

Augustus George, Margrave of Baden, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(36)

Augustus George, Margrave of Baden

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(36)

George William Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(7)

George William Hervey, 2nd Earl of Bristol

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(7)

John ('Jack') Broughton, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(29)

John ('Jack') Broughton

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(29)

Riches Repps Brown, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(54)

Riches Repps Brown

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(54)

Sir John Cope(?), by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(46)

Sir John Cope(?)

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(46)

Sir John Cope(?), by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(47)

Sir John Cope(?)

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pencil, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(47)

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(39)

William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(39)

Michel Descazeaux du Hally, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(9)

Michel Descazeaux du Hally

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(9)

Davy Durrant, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(1)

Davy Durrant

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(1)

Probably Thomas Evans, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(13)

Probably Thomas Evans

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(13)

Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Baron Fortescue, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(4)

Matthew Fortescue, 2nd Baron Fortescue

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pen and ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(4)

King George II, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(5)

King George II

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
ink, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(5)

George Haldane, by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend - NPG 4855(60)

George Haldane

by George Townshend, 4th Viscount and 1st Marquess Townshend
pencil, 1751-1758
NPG 4855(60)