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 - Yehudi Menuhin <> Priaulx Rainier

How are these sitters connected?

Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin
by Unknown photographer
1970s
NPG x27595

Priaulx Rainier
by George Newson
18 October 1984
NPG x33552

The connection
Violonist, Yehudi Menuhin commissioned Priaulx Rainier’s concerto Wildlife Celebration in aid of naturalist and author Gerald Durrell’s Wildlife Conservation Trust.

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

Explore other Menuhin connections


Return to panoramic view

Installation Video

Visit From Your Armchair

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.

Visit now

Hold Still

Hold Still

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

Explore the exhibition

Margaret Thatcher by Spitting Images Productions Ltd painted plastic, 1985

Sculptures in 360°

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

View the 360s

David Hockney: Drawing from Life

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

See the video