National Portrait Gallery


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death Emmeline Pankhurst
A statue in her honour was unveiled in Victoria Tower Gardens on 6 March 1930; Dame Ethel Smyth conducted The March of the Women at the ceremony. A portrait done by Georgina Brackenbury hangs in...
Family and Intimate relationships Florence Marryat
Herbert McPherson , whom her will calls a friend and companion during many years of unbroken affection, remains a mystery in FM 's life.
Neisius, Jean Gano. Acting the Role of Romance: Text and Subtext in the Work of Florence Marryat. Texas Christian University.
The National Portrait Gallery in London holds one engraving...
Family and Intimate relationships Iris Tree
IT married American painter and avant-garde photographer Curtis Moffat .
Six portraits by Curtis Moffat hang in the National Portrait Gallery , London, some of which he created in collaboration with Olivia Wyndham . The...
Family and Intimate relationships Linda Villari
The National Portrait Gallery has an albumen print (an early photo) of Vincenzo Mazini taken in London nine months before his wedding.
“Collections”. National Portrait Gallery.
Linda Mazini (later LV ) gave birth to her first daughter, Costanza Maria Orsola Mazini
Family and Intimate relationships Amelia Opie
This was John Opie's second marriage; his first wife had deserted him and their marriage had been dissolved by act of parliament. The second marriage remained childless. John Opie had been enjoying professional success in...
Friends, Associates Lady Colin Campbell
Considered déclassée by high society, LCC found her way into more liberal, artistic circles. She associated with the artist Whistler (who painted a portrait, now lost) and with writers George Bernard Shaw and Henry James
Intertextuality and Influence Josephine Tey
Through an innovative blend of historical scholarship and detective fiction, the novel exonerates Richard III for the murder of the little Princes in the Tower, pinning the crime on Henry VII . JT 's...
Leisure and Society Cicely Hamilton
A striking photographic portrait of CH by Lena Connell , taken in 1912, is now in the National Portrait Gallery .
Williams, Val, and Susan Bright. How We Are: Photographing Britain. Tate Publishing.
Connell also photographed other theatre notables such as Edith Craig .
Leisure and Society Elinor James
EJ had her portrait painted by an unknown artist (the canvas now resides at the National Portrait Gallery ), wearing a red silk dress and displaying several of her publications including a splendidly bound copy...
Leisure and Society Mary Stott
MS studied singing for years, flirted with painting (as she put it), and had an enduring love-affair with gardening.
Stott, Mary. Forgetting’s No Excuse. Faber and Faber.
A perceptive acquaintance said, Mary paints as if she were writing.
Stott, Mary. Forgetting’s No Excuse. Faber and Faber.
She was painted...
Leisure and Society P. D. James
The Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery commissioned a painting of PDJ , and she was asked to choose the artist. She enjoyed the thirteen sittings it took for the young painter of her choice,...
Leisure and Society Charlotte Lennox
This portrait was engraved in the 1770s by Henry Richard Cook , and by Francesco Bartolozzi for S. and E. Harding 's abortive 1793 edition of her Shakespear Illustrated. The painting itself does not...
Leisure and Society Noel Streatfeild
The National Portrait Gallery holds a painting of NS done in 1926 by Lewis Baumer , in profile, which shows her looking cool and elegant and modern.
Leisure and Society Jane Austen
Meanwhile the Rice portrait (so called from the family which now owns it) emerged into the light of scholarly controversy. This attractive full-length painting shows a lively, intelligent-looking adolescent girl, dark in colouring, wearing a...
Leisure and Society Jane Austen
In December 2011 a more formal portrait came before the public as representing Austen. Dated by the (extremely stylish) clothes to about 1815, this drawing in graphite or plumbago on vellum shows a seated woman...


1770 or 1771: Scottish painter George Romney did a portrait...

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1770 or 1771

Scottish painter George Romney did a portrait of English painter Mary Moser which shows her using the medium of oils, mark of the professional rather than the amateur.

1856: The National Portrait Gallery was founded,...

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The National Portrait Gallery was founded, largely through the advocacy of Lord Stanhope , who was president of the Society of Arts at the time.

1857: The Department of Practical Art constructed...

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The Department of Practical Art constructed a facility on eighty-seven acres of land in South Kensington.

By February 1984: The National Portrait Gallery in London recognised...

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By February 1984

The National Portrait Gallery in London recognised the historical character of the contemporary century by opening new Twentieth Century Galleries, devoted to that period exclusively.

9 December 2006-17 July 2007: The National Portrait Gallery in London mounted...

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9 December 2006-17 July 2007

The National Portrait Gallery in London mounted an exhibition of photographs of women writers, mostly novelists, from 1920 to 1960.

13 March 2008: The National Portrait Gallery in London opened...

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13 March 2008

The National Portrait Gallery in London opened an exhibition entitled Brilliant Women, featuring paintings and rarely seen portraits, satirical prints and personal artefacts of the Bluestocking Circle.


Eger, Elizabeth, and Lucy Peltz. Brilliant Women: 18th-Century Bluestockings. National Portrait Gallery, 2008.
Skipwith, Joanna, and Katie Bent. The Sitwells and the Arts of the 1920s and 1930s. National Portrait Gallery, 1994.
Walvin, James et al. “Ignatius Sancho: The Man and His Times”. Ignatius Sancho: An African Man of Letters, National Portrait Gallery, 1997, pp. 93-113.