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.

Beside the seaside

To celebrate August and the Summer holidays here are a selection of our portraits beside the seaside.

Prints from the National Portrait Gallery collection are available to buy from as little as £6.00. To order, select your image and then on the next page click on the 'Buy a print of this image' link beneath it. You can choose unframed prints, starting from £6, and framed prints, starting from £25. Sizes available: 15 x 10 cm on satin paper, A4, A3 and A2 prints on art etch and satin paper and A3 images on A2 canvas. International shipping available.

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'The Siren Galop'
by Alfred Concanen, and by Thomas Wales Lee, printed by Stannard & Dixon, published by John Blockley, and published by Cramer, Beale & Wood
NPG D42816

Gabrielle Ray
by Bassano Ltd, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
NPG x198011

Lady Ottoline Morrell
by Philip Edward Morrell
NPG Ax140239

Gabrielle Ray
by Bassano Ltd, published by Aristophot Co Ltd
circa 1910
NPG x160565

Eileen Smith
by Bassano Ltd
23 August 1910
NPG x81060

Lytton Strachey
by Unknown photographer
NPG Ax143311

Rauf Mansel
by Bassano Ltd
22 March 1921
NPG x37093

Winifred Barnes
by Bassano Ltd
10 June 1924
NPG x101045

Dame Myra Hess
by Unknown photographer
April-May 1926
NPG Ax183800

Mercedes Gleitze
by Underwood & Underwood
26 June 1928
NPG x136729

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