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Families in Art Webquest

The photograph above is of Mr and Mrs Pathak. There is plenty of space for other people in the portrait. Who else from their family might they have chosen to include in a family portrait? Brothers or sisters? Cousins? Parents? Grandparents? Great grandparents?

Who would you include in your family portrait?

In this WebQuest you will explore portraits of different families from different times. You can also think about your own family. You can use what you discover about families to create your own portraits Choose your quest...

    Make you own family portrait

Meena Pathak; Kirit Pathak
by Tom Miller
21 December 2001
NPG x125416

    Explore Tudor family portraits


Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants
by Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
1593
NPG 2765


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