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Shakespeare to Winehouse

Take a peek at a selection of the portraits you can see in the exhibition.

Selected images

William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610 associated with John Taylor. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Given by Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, 1856. © National Portrait Gallery, London
'Amy-Blue' (Amy Winehouse), 2011 Marlene Dumas
'Amy-Blue' (Amy Winehouse), 2011 Marlene Dumas. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 2012. © Marlene Dumas; courtesy of the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London
Ed Sheeran, 2016 Colin Davidson
Ed Sheeran, 2016 Colin Davidson. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 2017. © Colin Davidson
Leonora Carrington, St. Martin d'Ardèche, France, 1939 Lee Miller
Leonora Carrington, St. Martin d'Ardèche, France, 1939 Lee Miller. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 2004. © Lee Miller Archives, England 2021. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk
David Beckham, November 1998 Lorenzo Agius
David Beckham, November 1998 Lorenzo Agius. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 2000. © Lorenzo Agius
Malala Yousafzai, 2018 Shirin Neshat
Malala Yousafzai, 2018 Shirin Neshat. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Commissioned with support from Scott Collins and Lotta Ashdown, in partnership with Outset Contemporary Art Fund, 2018.. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575  associated with Nicholas Hilliard
Queen Elizabeth I, c. 1575 associated with Nicholas Hilliard. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased 1865.. © National Portrait Gallery, London
King Henry VIII, 1597-1618 Unknown artist
King Henry VIII, 1597-1618 Unknown artist. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1974. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, c. 1610 Robert Peake the Elder
Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, c. 1610 Robert Peake the Elder. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1991. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Mary Seacole, 1869 Albert Charles Challen
Mary Seacole, 1869 Albert Charles Challen. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased with help from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Gallery supporters, 2008. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Radclyffe Hall, 1918 Charles Buchel
Radclyffe Hall, 1918 Charles Buchel. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Bequeathed by Una Elena Vincenzo (née Taylor), Lady Troubridge, 1963. © National Portrait Gallery, London
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë
The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë), c. 1834 Patrick Branwell Brontë. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 1914. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Anna Wintour, 2009 Alex Katz
Anna Wintour, 2009 Alex Katz. National Portrait Gallery, London. Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 2010. © Alex Katz/VAGA at ARS, NY, DACS, London and Copyright Agency, Australia 2022
Darcey Bussell, 1994 Allen Jones
Darcey Bussell, 1994 Allen Jones. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, 1994. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Joan Collins, 1985 Andy Warhol
Joan Collins, 1985 Andy Warhol. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 1994. © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London and Copyright Agency, Australia 2022
Anna May Wong, 1929 Dorothy Wilding
Anna May Wong, 1929 Dorothy Wilding. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Given by the photographer's sister, Susan Morton, 1976. © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler/National Portrait Gallery, London
Aubrey Beardsley, c. 1894 Frederick Henry Evans
Aubrey Beardsley, c. 1894 Frederick Henry Evans. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by Robert R. Steele, 1939. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Harry Belafonte, 1954 Dorothy Wilding
Harry Belafonte, 1954 Dorothy Wilding. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by the photographer's sister, Susan Morton, 1976. © National Portrait Gallery, London
The Capel Family, c. 1640 Cornelius Johnson
The Capel Family, c. 1640 Cornelius Johnson. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 1970. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Self portrait, exhibited 1929 Doris Zinkeisen
Self portrait, exhibited 1929 Doris Zinkeisen. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 1999. © Estate of Doris Clare Zinkeisen
Frederick Burnaby, 1870 James Jacques Tissot
Frederick Burnaby, 1870 James Jacques Tissot. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1933. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Self portrait, c. 1747-1749 Sir Joshua Reynolds
Self portrait, c. 1747-1749 Sir Joshua Reynolds. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1858. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Self portrait, c. 1770-1775 Angelica Kauffmann
Self portrait, c. 1770-1775 Angelica Kauffmann. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 1876. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Self portrait, c. 1799-1804 John Constable
Self portrait, c. 1799-1804 John Constable. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1892. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Man's Head (Self portrait III), 1963 Lucian Freud
Man's Head (Self portrait III), 1963 Lucian Freud. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased, 1978. © The Lucian Freud Archive. All Rights Reserved 2021/Bridgeman Images.
Harmony (Self portrait), c. 1927-1929 Paule Vézelay
Harmony (Self portrait), c. 1927-1929 Paule Vézelay. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1988. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Winston Churchill, 1927 Walter Sickert
Winston Churchill, 1927 Walter Sickert. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by the Art Fund, 1965. © National Portrait Gallery, London
William Wilberforce, 1828 Sir Thomas Lawrence
William Wilberforce, 1828 Sir Thomas Lawrence. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by executors of Sir Robert Harry Inglis, 2nd Bt, 1857. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Horatio Nelson, 1800 Sir William Beechey
Horatio Nelson, 1800 Sir William Beechey. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1985. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1829 Sir Thomas Lawrence
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1829 Sir Thomas Lawrence. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with support from the Art Fund (with a contribution from The Wolfson Foundation), the G and K Boyes Charitable Trust, the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, the Portrait Fund, and many contributions from the public following an appeal by the National Portrait Gallery, 2017. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), 1588 Unknown artist
Sir Walter Ralegh (Raleigh), 1588 Unknown artist. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1857. © National Portrait Gallery, London
William Morris, 1870 George Frederic Watts
William Morris, 1870 George Frederic Watts. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by George Frederic Watts, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Darwin, 1883, based on a work of 1881 John Collier
Charles Darwin, 1883, based on a work of 1881 John Collier. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by the sitter's son, William Erasmus Darwin, 1896. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles Dickens, 1839 Daniel Maclise
Charles Dickens, 1839 Daniel Maclise. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Transferred from Tate Gallery, 2015. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Henry James, 1913 John Singer Sargent
Henry James, 1913 John Singer Sargent. National Portrait Gallery, London
Bequeathed by Henry James, 1916. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Henry Lee, 1568 Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
Sir Henry Lee, 1568 Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro). National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by Harold Lee-Dillon, 17th Viscount Dillon, 1925. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 1629 Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Thomas Howard, 14th Earl of Arundel, 1629 Sir Peter Paul Rubens. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1929. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, exhibited 1891 Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Arthur James Balfour, 1st Earl of Balfour, exhibited 1891 Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambleden, 1938. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Emma Hamilton, c. 1785 George Romney
Emma Hamilton, c. 1785 George Romney. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 1965. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Nell Gwyn, c. 1680 Simon Verelst
Nell Gwyn, c. 1680 Simon Verelst. National Portrait Gallery, London
Bequeathed by John Neale, 1931. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Isaac Newton, 1702 Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt
Sir Isaac Newton, 1702 Sir Godfrey Kneller Bt. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 1936. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Chevalier d'Éon, 1792 Thomas Stewart after Jean Laurent Mosnier
Chevalier d'Éon, 1792 Thomas Stewart after Jean Laurent Mosnier. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 2012. © National Portrait Gallery, London
King Charles I, 1628 Gerrit van Honthorst
King Charles I, 1628 Gerrit van Honthorst. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the Art Fund, 1965. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, 1771-1773 Sir Joshua Reynolds
Sir Joseph Banks, Bt, 1771-1773 Sir Joshua Reynolds. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund and the Pilgrim Trust, 1986. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny, c. 1638 Sir Anthony van Dyck
Lord George Stuart, 9th Seigneur of Aubigny, c. 1638 Sir Anthony van Dyck. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund, 1987. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York and King James II, c. 1661-1662 Sir Peter Lely
Anne Hyde, Duchess of York and King James II, c. 1661-1662 Sir Peter Lely. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1976. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Mary Neville, Lady Dacre and Gregory Fiennes, 10th Baron Dacre, 1559 Hans Eworth
Mary Neville, Lady Dacre and Gregory Fiennes, 10th Baron Dacre, 1559 Hans Eworth. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund, the Portrait Fund, L.L. Brownrigg, John Morton Morris, Paul Dacre, and many other donations, 2008. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Oliver Cromwell, c. 1649 Robert Walker
Oliver Cromwell, c. 1649 Robert Walker. National Portrait Gallery, London
Transferred from British Museum, 1879. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 1738 Louis Gabriel Blanchet
Prince Charles Edward Stuart, 1738 Louis Gabriel Blanchet. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased, 1982. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Karl Friedrich Abel, c. 1765 Thomas Gainsborough
Karl Friedrich Abel, c. 1765 Thomas Gainsborough. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1987. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, 1812 Sir Thomas Lawrence
Charles William Vane-Stewart, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry, 1812 Sir Thomas Lawrence. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the Art Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund, 1992. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe), 1878 Sir John Everett Millais 1st Bt
Louise Jane Jopling (née Goode, later Rowe), 1878 Sir John Everett Millais 1st Bt. National Portrait Gallery, London
Purchased with help from the Art Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, 2002. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Self portrait, 1942 Gluck
Self portrait, 1942 Gluck. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by the sitter and artist, Gluck (Hannah Gluckstein), 1973. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Beatrix Potter, 1938 Delmar Banner
Beatrix Potter, 1938 Delmar Banner. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by Delmar Banner, 1948. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Dame Zaha Hadid, 2008 Michael Craig-Martin
Dame Zaha Hadid, 2008 Michael Craig-Martin. National Portrait Gallery, London
Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery; made possible by J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions, 2008. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Self portrait with Charlie (David Hockney; Charles Dare Scheips), 2005 David Hockney
Self portrait with Charlie (David Hockney; Charles Dare Scheips), 2005 David Hockney. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased with help from the proceeds of the 150th anniversary gala and Gift Aid visitor ticket donations, 2007. © David Hockney
Photo Credit: Richar Schmidt
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2015 Sean Henry
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, 2015 Sean Henry. National Portrait Gallery, London
Commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery; made possible by J.P. Morgan through the Fund for New Commissions, 2014. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Sarah Siddons (née Kemble), 1787 John Downman
Sarah Siddons (née Kemble), 1787 John Downman. National Portrait Gallery, London
Given by Mrs D.E. Knollys, 1934. © National Portrait Gallery, London
Self portrait, c. 1640 Sir Anthony van Dyck
Self portrait, c. 1640 Sir Anthony van Dyck. National Portrait Gallery, London.
Purchased with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Art Fund in honour of David Verey CBE (Chairman of the Art Fund 2004-2014), the Portrait Fund, The Monument Trust, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Aldama Foundation, the Deborah Loeb Brice Foundation, Sir Harry Djanogly CBE, Mr and Mrs Michael Farmer. Matthew Freud, Catherine Green, Dr Bendor Grosvenor, Alexander Kahane, the Catherine Lewis Foundation, the Material World Foundation, The Sir Denis Mahon Charitable Trust, Cynthia Lovelace Sears, two major supporters who wish to remain anonymous, and many contributions from the public following a joint appeal by the National Portrait Gallery and the Art Fund, 2014. © National Portrait Gallery, London

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William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor

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