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Gainsborough's portraits

To celebrate our exhibition Gainsborough's Family Album here are a selection of our portraits by Gainsborough in the Gallery's Collection.

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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Thomas Gainsborough
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1759
NPG 4446

Karl Friedrich Abel
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1765
NPG 5947

Johann Christian Bach
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1776
NPG 5557

David Garrick
by Thomas Gainsborough
NPG 5054

John Henderson
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1773-1775
NPG 980

Edward Vernon
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1753
NPG 881

James Maitland, 8th Earl of Lauderdale
after Thomas Gainsborough
late 18th century
NPG 928

Joseph Gibbs
by Thomas Gainsborough
circa 1755
NPG 2179

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