Lead Supporters


Close Brothers is the home of modern merchant banking. We help individuals and businesses across Britain to prosper by combining our traditional values and modern thinking. Little wonder, then, that Sargent’s contemporary interpretation of a classical tradition resonates with us. We’re proud to sponsor Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.






The Terra Foundation for American Art proudly supports the National Portrait Gallery’s presentation of Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, which exemplifies the Terra Foundation’s mission to foster exploration, understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts of the United States for audiences worldwide.




As an American who has long admired his work, and who now lives in London, I feel a special link to Sargent. I have also been proud to support the work of the National Portrait Gallery for the past decade. I am delighted to be able to bring these two enthusiasms together again.

Leonard Blavatnik, Blavatnik Family Foundation


The Gallery’s Spring Season has been supported by Herbert Smith Freehills since 2008.
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