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.

Advanced Collection search

Only Connect - Edwin Landseer <> Niccolò Paganini

How are these sitters connected?

Edwin Landseer
by Sir Francis Grant
circa 1852
NPG 1018

Nicolo Paganini
by Richard James Lane
published 1831
NPG D5451

The connection
Charles Landseer drew a series of vibrant drawings of Niccolò Paganini in action, during the violinist’s first visit to London in 1831.

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


Return to panoramic view

Installation Video

Join

Become a Member

Enjoy access to special events, discounts on the Gallery online shop, supporters’ updates and much more

Join today

Get social

Bringing people together by sharing the portraits and stories of the men and women who have shaped our nation.

Facebook Instagram Twitter

Newsletter

Sign up to receive information on exhibitions, collections and activities of the National Portrait Gallery, including special offers, shop products, and exclusive competitions.

Sign up