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Image types photography, illustration
Content categories
people: famous people, other
society / culture: history
art / crafts / hobbies: paintings / sculptures, other
Licence types rights managed
consultancy: other

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Publication type printed catalog, published 2004
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Edited by David Saywell and Jacob Simon, this re-designed and fully updated and expanded edition of the National Portrait Gallery's Complete Illustrated Catalogue is a comprehensive listing of every painting, drawing, miniature, print, photograph and sculpture in the main collection.

From its humble beginnings in 1856, when the Gallery owned seventy portraits, the collection has grown to include more than 10,000 likenesses in its main collection of the greatest men and women in British history. These figures of the past and present are supplemented by more than a third of a million portraits in the Gallery's archives.

The culmination of years of research, this exhaustive and authorative catalogue includes over 10,500 entries, organised alphabetically by sitter and provides the title, date, attribution, media and acquisition details for every work.
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Publication type printed catalog
Description see for the current range of titles, covering portraiture, photography, famous people, history, and much more.
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We specialise in portraits – interesting images of people.

This unique collection of great images of great British characters is the most authoritative and comprehensive of its kind in the world. Contemporary photographs of today's movers and shakers stand within a huge archive of famous faces from Britain's past including thousands of prestigious paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures by artists as diverse as Holbein, Van Dyck, Gainsborough and Hockney.

You can search images on our website, but please don't forget our vast offline archive. We will help with research, and arrange copyright clearance.
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Office National Portrait Gallery
Address St Martin's Place
United Kingdom
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