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Dogs are often referred to as 'man's best friend'. Come and see why with this selection of affectionate and funny portraits from 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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Fay Compton
by Rita Martin, published by J. Beagles & Co
circa 1917
NPG Ax160294

Dorothy Brunton
by Bassano Ltd
31 August 1918
NPG x33378

Odette Myrtil
by Bassano Ltd
8 January 1920
NPG x83434

Pat Paterson at Waterloo Station leaving for Hollywood
by Edward Malindine, for Daily Herald
8 November 1933
NPG x135055

Mrs J.J. Hazel
by Bassano Ltd
26 May 1934
NPG x151124

Carlton Alsop
by Dorothy Wilding
10 February 1938
NPG x4356

Douglass Montgomery
by Francis Goodman
16 April 1947
NPG Ax39687

Jeff Beck
by Lewis Morley
1967
NPG x38930

Alec Douglas-Home
by Suzi Malin
1980
NPG 5367

Queen Elizabeth II
by Michael Leonard
1985-1986
NPG 5861

Brian Sewell
by Stephen Hyde
October 1989
NPG x76324

Marc Almond
by Mike Owen
1998
NPG x87848

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