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.

Canvas and Stretcher



Canvas and Stretcher

Key Stage 2 and 3 Maths

The Capel's Garden
Explore the rule which tells you whether a pattern of paths can be walked along without going on any path twice through looking at the portrait of the Capel Family.

Children of Charles I

Lining up time
Quite a few portraits show several people standing or sitting in a line. Work out how many different ways this could be done and why the artist chose a certain arrangement.

William Jones

William Jones and Circles
Explore pi in relation to circles and the work of the mathematician William Jones.

William Hogarth

William Hogarth's self-portrait
Explore the
Fibonacci series in relation to balance and proportion in a self-portrait by William Hogarth.