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The Director and curators of the National Portrait Gallery

9 of 14 portraits of Charles Robert Saumarez Smith

The Director and curators of the National Portrait Gallery

by Claire Wheeldon
C-type colour print, 18 June 2002
11 5/8 in. x 11 5/8 in. (294 mm x 294 mm)
Commissioned, 2002
Photographs Collection
NPG x125846

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  • Katharine Eustace, 20th Century Curator, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 1 portrait.
  • Peter Funnell, 19th Century Curator, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 3 portraits.
  • Sarah Howgate, Contemporary Curator, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Catharine MacLeod, 17th Century Curator, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Lucy Peltz, 18th Century Curator, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 2 portraits.
  • Terence Pepper (1949-), Curator of Photographs, National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 11 portraits, Artist of 3 portraits.
  • Charles Robert Saumarez Smith (1954-), Art historian; Director of the National Portrait Gallery. Sitter in 14 portraits, Artist of 1 portrait.

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Current affairs

2002 was an eventful year for the Royal Family, highlighted by the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations, but marred by the death of Princess Margaret, followed just three months later by the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother at the age of 101 (making her the longest lived royal in British History).

Art and science

The relationship between two of the greatest modern masters is celebrated in Tate Modern's blockbuster exhibition Matisse Picasso. By exhibiting their works side-by-side, the show revealed the relationship between the two artists from 1906-54.
The 'Party at the Palace' concert in celebration of the Queen's Jubilee brings together stars from the last 50 years of Pop: Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, Brian Wilson, Queen, Ozzy Osbourne and Elton John.


Terrorist bombing attacks on the Island of Bali in Indonesia leave 202 people dead, including 25 Britons. The three attacks took place in a bar, outside a nightclub and outside the United States consulate, and were aimed at foreign tourists, although many locals were also killed or injured. The Islamist group Jemaah Islamiyah were found guilty of perpetrating the attacks.

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