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.

Teachers Resources - Secondary Art

Specific resources for teachers of Secondary History.

Image and Identity

Learn through ideas, methods and approaches used by artists who have made images of themselves or portrayed others. KS3+ Art.

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The Practice of Portraiture

Looking at 8 works in different media, demonstrating a number of approaches to making portraits of a selection of people, for a variety of reasons.

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Contemporary Painted Portraits - BP Portrait Award

Concentrating on the BP Portrait Award’s winners and their resulting commissions. Focusing on symbolism, colour, scale, style and pose.

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The Indian Portrait 1560-1860

Comparisons between selected works from the exhibition The Indian Portrait 1560 – 1860 in 2010 and the permanent Collection.

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Past Exhibitions

Resources relating to past exhibitions.

Pop Art Portraits Gerhard Richter Beatles to Bowie David Hockney

Portrait Photography - From the Victorians to the Present Day

Wide Angle Zoom In

Fancy Dress Portraits: Portraits ‘In Disguise’

This resource focuses on a variety of disguised self presentations documented within the genre of portraiture.

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