How Your Support Has Helped
The Wellington Appeal
After a successful fundraising appeal the Gallery was able to announce that it had secured Sir Thomas Lawrence’s last portrait of the first Duke of Wellington.
Saved: Van Dyck’s Self-portrait
Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery, following the success of a public appeal by the Gallery and the Art Fund.
Appeals that we have made to secure great portraits for the Nation.
Watch our playlist exploring scientific techniques used by the Gallery to unlock the secrets behind our Tudor portraits.
Subjects and themes
Search the collection by themes - from pets to weddings!
Black History Month
Take a tour exploring our Collection created by Alayo Akinkugbe for Black History Month in 2020.
A Picture of Health
Learn about pioneers in medicine, health and social reform from 1840 to 1920.