National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery was founded in 1856 to collect portraits of famous British men and women. At the moment their collection contains over 195.000 portraits from the 16th century to the present day, with sitters and artists coming from all over the world. The Gallery is actively engaged in digitizing this collection, bringing ca.10.000 new images online each year. This images can be accessed by searching the collection (under ‘Collections’) and limiting the search to digitized images.

Both basic and advanced search are possible. The works can also be browsed by period, room, theme or glossary of art terms, people associated with places or grouped together in family trees, and subject or themes. Images can be downloaded in JPEG format.

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Friday, 22 August 2014 - 11:46am
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