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We are delighted to announce that a new portrait of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, has been unveiled at the Gallery. Commissioned in celebration of his 60th birthday, this painted bronze sculpture by artist Sean Henry is now on display in our contemporary galleries.

This portrait was made possible by the J.P. Morgan Fund for New Commissions. http://ow.ly/NxtEW

#www   #internet   #TimBernersLee
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Announcing a major new exhibition of Giacometti’s portraits for this autumn.

Widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive artists of the 20th century, Giacometti: Pure Presence is the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s portraits and will cover the entire span of his career.

More info and book tickets here: http://ow.ly/MQdBz

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This major exhibition is the first to focus on Giacometti’s portraits and spans his entire career. The show includes important paintings, sculpture and drawings within sections devoted to each of his principal models, and illuminates Giacometti’s obsessive evocation of a human presence.
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Album covers that could fit in at the National Portrait Gallery - what else would you add to this list? http://ow.ly/Mk0oO

#portraiture   #portraits   #albumcovers  +The Guardian 
The National Portrait Gallery in London is to display the photo from the cover of Kate Tempest’s album. But it’s not the only cover portrait that deserves to be exhibited – here are some of our favourites
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"We are seeing Sargent when he is most true to himself" (Telegraph)
Only a month left to catch Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends. Are you planning a visit? http://ow.ly/M37Iy

#npgsargent   #sargent   #portraiture  
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We are purrrrrfectly delighted to reveal the winner of our #PetsInPortraits competition!

Congratulations to Carmen Echeverria and photographer Irene Lopez, who win a £100 gift voucher from the Gallery Shop and £200 to spend at pet lifestyle emporium PetsPyjamas for their entry, 'Attention Seeker'.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Pets in Portraits is available now from Gallery shops or online: http://ow.ly/LJt82

#pets   #FelineFriday  
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Happy birthday to Charlie Chaplin, born on this day in 1889. Here's a portrait of the silent film star (without the Tramp's iconic bowler hat and moustache) from our Collection. http://ow.ly/LGtV0

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New work by photographer Pieter Hugo will go on display at the Gallery as part of this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Here's Hugo's portrait of five young men from the Xhosa tribe, taken after a 'boys-to-men' initiation ceremony.

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Previously unseen prints by award-winning South African photographer Pieter Hugo will go on show in London at the National Portrait Gallery. This image taken in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, is of young men from the Xhosa tribe on the day of their boys-to-men initiation ceremony
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A first look at some of the rare Audrey Hepburn photos that will go on display in our summer exhibition.

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Clutching a bouquet in the Congo while filming The Nun’s Story in 1958 and posing in a dance recital at the age of 13, these are just a couple of images from an extraordinary rare cache of photographs of Audrey Hepburn.
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Entry is now open for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015, the world's leading photographic portrait competition. 
First Prize: £12,000
Find out more and enter here: http://ow.ly/Mn1eu

#PhotoPrize   #Competition   #Photography  +Taylor Wessing LLP 
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We can now reveal the three portraits shortlisted for the BP Portrait Award 2015. Which is your winner?

Find out more about the shortlist here: http://ow.ly/MgCdE

#BPPortrait   #portraiture   #portraits  +BP 
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Happy St George's Day. Here is Gillray's cartoon from 1805, which depicts King George III crushing the 'dragon' (Napoleon).

#stgeorgesday   #dragon   #napoleon  
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Our Portrait of the Week is this rarely seen image of a young King Charles II, painted by Cornelius Johnson in 1639. A prolific and successful court painter to Charles I, Johnson had the bad luck to be overshadowed by 'superstar' artist Anthony van Dyck, before his British career was halted by the Civil Wars.

Discover the work of Cornelius Johnson, the forgotten man of seventeenth-century art, in our new display opening this Wednesday. http://ow.ly/LwNyQ

#Stuarts   #Monarchy   #Portraiture   #CorneliusJohnson  
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Shari Solo
a month ago
One of my favourite Fine Art Museums in London, of course focussed on portraiture through the ages with excellent temporary exhibitions. As with most British Museums it is free, so always full of students sketching and tourists gazing at the wonders within. It has a lively bustling atmosphere and I have spent a lot of time here.
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Matt Elliott
a month ago
For me, the National Portrait Gallery is largely overlooked by the National Gallery next door - and because I'm not a massive fan of portraits. But if you are, it's full of them, and you're bound to find some stand out paintings from across the ages. Well located, so just pop in and have a wander.
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Brian Pellot
10 months ago
One of my favorite galleries in London. Portrait of the Year is always worth a visit. The café is nice, but kind of underground, so not the greatest spot if it's a nice summer day. Don't miss the QE1 portraits at the top, and everything on the ground floor. As with most of the best museums in London, this one's free (barring special exhibits).
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Adela Kacorova
11 months ago
I very much enjoyed visiting the National Portrait Gallery recently. It has a superb collection of portraits from various periods. One of my personal highlights was Kate Middleton's beautiful portrait, displayed in its pride of place on the ground floor. A must-see!
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coline touaux
2 months ago
I live walking around at the National portrait Gallery. I have just been a little disappointed by the William morris retrospective which I expected a lot from. Morris is a craftsmaker and promoter of all kind and was the master of patternmaking. But the exhibitons seems to exclude the details and his crafts to promote the future of makers in general. this subject is however a lot vaster and wasn't so well represented for me in such a small room. Luckily I had a discounted entry ticket.
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Mike Dixson
2 months ago
Always worth a visit with regularly changing exhibitions, both free and paid for. Beautiful classical and contemporary works are displayed here. I regularly visit here and always enjoy it.
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Hendy Ongkodjojo
4 months ago
Great portrait gallery showcasing different portrait types from all ages and many award winning contemporary portraits through the various exhibitions.
Rob T
6 months ago
Love this place, whenever I'm nearby with even just a 10 minutes to spare I'll walk inside. the restaurant/bar also has a fantastic view down to Westminster.