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Image & Identity

Self image

A resource on Self-image mostly drawn from self-portraits in the Gallery's Collections.

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Self-portraits from 17th to the 21st Century

Studying portraits by Auerbach, Hogarth, Sutherland and Mary Beale. Images, information and discussion questions.

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Image and Identity

Learn through ideas, methods and approaches used by artists who have made images of themselves or portrayed others.

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In Focus: Hans Holbein the Younger

Information about Holbein, his influence and impact. His work in context, the drawing, prints derived from his work and reproductions of his paintings. Enquiry questions and links to further research.

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In focus: Angelica Kauffmann

The Swiss-born prodigy Angelica Kauffmann was an artist of international training and reputation.

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