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William Morris by Frederick Hollyer

Until 4 July 2008
Room 28

Frederick Hollyer (1838-1933) was one of the most important photographers of the late Victorian period and a friend to many artists. His photographs of Morris range from informal studies of him and their mutual friend Edward Burne-Jones to more formal portraits of the great designer and thinker.

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Self-portrait as My Father from the series Encounter  by Silvia Rosi © Silvia Rosi

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

An online exhibition celebrating the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

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Hold Still

Hold Still

Explore our community photography project, which presents a personal record of the UK during lockdown.

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Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

See sculptures and fascinating objects from our Collection from all angles.

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David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Watch highlights from our special exhibition, which had to close early in March 2020 due to lockdown.

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