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National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

Overview
Works: 363 works in 907 publications in 2 languages and 22,552 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Biography  Portraits  Catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition, pictorial works  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: N6797.H57, 759.2
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Most widely held works about National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
 
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Most widely held works by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)
David Hockney : portraits by Marco Livingstone( Book )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most significant artists exploring and pushing the boundaries of figurative art today. Hockney has been engaged with portraiture since his teenage years, when he painted Portrait of my Father (1955), and his self-portraits and depictions of family, lovers, and friends represent an intimate visual diary of the artist's life." "This illustrated book examines Hockney's portraits in all media - painting, drawing, photographs, and prints - and has been produced in close collaboration with the artist. Featured subjects include members of Hockney's family and private circle, as well as portraits of such artists and cultural figures as Lucian Freud, Francesco Clemente, R.B. Kitaj, Helmut Newton, Lawrence Weschler, and W.H. Auden. The authors reveal how Hockney's creative development and concerns about representation can be traced through his portrait work: from his battle with naturalism to his experimentation with and later rejection of photography, and from his recent camera lucida drawings to his return to painting from life in oil." "Featuring more than 250 works from the past fifty years, David Hockney Portraits illustrates not only the fascinating range of Hockney's creative practice but also the unique and cyclical nature of his artistic concerns."--Jacket
Mirror, mirror : self-portraits by women artists by Liz Rideal( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and function of the self-portrait in the work of forty women artists from the mid-seventeenth century to the present day
Beaton portraits by Terence Pepper( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a catalog to accompany the exhibition of Cecil Beaton's portraits
Tudor & Jacobean portraits by Roy Strong( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Romney, 1734-1802 by Alex Kidson( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George Romney was one of the key figures in British art in the late eighteenth century. The main rival of Sir Joshua Reynolds and Thomas Gainsborough - and for much of his career more fashionable than both - Romney as a portraitist helped create the Regency style with his mature brand of mannerism, elegance and informality. His chief ambition, however, was to succeed as a history painter and he made countless drawings for literary and mythological pictures that he never had time to paint. These drawings, executed with a boldness and freedom that have appealed to many artists in the later twentieth century, mark Romney as one of the first Romantics." "This book marks the bicentenary of Romney's death and reflects a new stage in his popularity. One hundred years ago, collectors fought to obtain his portraits of fresh-faced women, especially those of Emma Hart, later Lady Hamilton, who in the mid-1780s became his favourite model and muse. As the more snobbish and sexist aspects of Edwardian taste became outdated, Romney's art fell spectacularly from favor. To this day, it has remained little understood in detail, and this book offers the first in-depth modern overview of his career." "This book illustrates over 200 works by Romney. Many of them are reproduced here for the first time, while many more have been the subject of new research. George Romney is considered afresh in the light of these discoveries and he emerges at his best as one of the most brilliant and inventive artists of his time."--Jacket
Man Ray portraits by Man Ray( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The artist May Ray (1890-1976) initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art, but it became one of his preferred mediums. As a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris during the 1920s, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining images of his avant-garde contemporaries, including Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, and Gertrude Stein. Man Ray also photographed his friends and lovers, among them Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), Lee Miller, who helped him discover the solarization printing process, and Ady Fidelin. Man Ray continued to take portrait photographs throughout his career, including little-known images from 1940s Hollywood, and of stars such as Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve taken during the 1950s and 1960s. An essential reference on Man Ray's life and work, this book includes an introduction by Terence Pepper and essay by Marina Warner exploring the artist's creativity and appetite for innovation and experimentation. Complete with first-hand testimonies from the artist's sitters and over 200 beautifully reproduced images, this handsome volume provides a survey of the finest portraits from one of the most inventive photographic artists of the 20th century."--Publisher's website
Horst portraits : 60 years of style by Horst( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Horst portraits celebrates the portraits of Horst P. Horst - one of the great master photographers of the twentieth century and the creator of some of the most elegant, glamorous, and stylish images in photographic history. It is the first book specifically devoted to his signature portraits." "The photographs are all reproduced in full-page plates. For anyone interested in photography, fashion, or celebrity, some of the most fascinating faces of the twentieth century are to be found in the pages of this book."--BOOK JACKET
Royal faces : 900 years of British monarchy by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of images from coins, seals, tomb effigies, oil portraits, engravings and photographs in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery
Photographs by Snowdon : a retrospective [exhibition] by Antony Armstrong-Jones Snowdon( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fotografier. - Retrospektiv udstilling
"The King's good servant", Sir Thomas More, 1477/8-1535 by J. B Trapp( Book )

9 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting the century : 101 portrait masterpieces of 1900-2000 by Robin Gibson( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The beautiful and the damned : the creation of identity in nineteenth century photography by Peter Hamilton( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The National Portrait Gallery history of the kings and queens of England by David Williamson( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Xaver Winterhalter and the courts of Europe, 1830-70 by Richard Ormond( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Self portrait : Renaissance to contemporary by Anthony Bond( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selvportrætter fra renæssancen til begyndelsen af det 21. århundrede
Painting the century : 101 portrait masterpieces 1900-2000 by Robin Gibson( Book )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Boldini, Schiele, Grosz and Picasso to Hockney, Freud and the latest wave of new emerging artists, this book celebrates the turbulent history and extraordinary revolutions in styles & attitudes towards the portrait in European and American art
British historical portraits; a selection from the National Portrait Gallery by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Peter Lely, 1618-80 : [catalogue of the] exhibition at 15 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1 [from 17 November 1978 to 18 March 1979] by Oliver Millar( Book )

13 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fashion in photographs, 1900-1920 by Katrina Rolley( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Association with the National Portrait gallery
Americans : paintings and photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC by National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring an elegant foreword by Pulitzer-Prize winning author John Updike, a pictorial celebration of those who shaped American history drawn from the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., and being published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Gallery in London.)
 
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David Hockney : portraits
Alternative Names
Great Britain. National Portrait Gallery

Lielbritānija. National Portrait Gallery

London (England). National Portrait Gallery

London. National Portrait Gallery

Londona (Lielbritānija). National Portrait Gallery

Londres (GB)

Nacia Portretgalerio

Nashonaru potoreto gyarari

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery (Gran Bretaa)

National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)

National Portrait Gallery (London)

National Portrait Gallery (Londres)

NPG

NPG (National Portrait Gallery London)

Sumisonian nashonaru potoreto gyarari

Velk Britnie. National Portrait Gallery

Национална портретна галерија

Национальная портретная галерея

Нацыянальная партрэтная галерэя, Лондан

Національна портретна галерея

גלריית הדיוקנאות הלאומית

گالری ملی پرتره

국립 초상화 미술관

スミソニアン ナショナル ポートレート ギャラリー

スミソニアンナショナルポートレートギャラリー

ナショナル・ポートレート・ギャラリー

國家肖像館

Languages
English (242)

French (1)

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Mirror, mirror : self-portraits by women artistsBeaton portraitsGeorge Romney, 1734-1802Horst portraits : 60 years of stylePhotographs by Snowdon : a retrospective [exhibition]Painting the century : 101 portrait masterpieces of 1900-2000The beautiful and the damned : the creation of identity in nineteenth century photographyThe National Portrait Gallery history of the kings and queens of England