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.

Only Connect - Barbara Hepworth <> Sir Michael Tippett

How are these sitters connected?

Barbara Hepworth
by Barbara Hepworth
1950
NPG 5919

The connection
Barbara Hepworth designed the sets and costumes for the Covent Garden premiere of Michael Tippett’s 1954 opera The Midsummer Marriage.

Find out more about Hepworth connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

Explore other Hepworth connections


Return to panoramic view

Installation Video