National Portrait Gallery
Founded in London in 1856, the gallery houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people.
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The National Portrait Gallery is an art gallery in London housing a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856. The gallery moved in 1896 to its current site at St Martin’s Place, off Trafalgar Square, and adjoining the National Gallery. It has been expanded twice since then. The National Portrait Gallery also has three regional outposts at Beningbrough Hall, Bodelwyddan Castle and Montacute House. The gallery is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
Roger Lloyd-Pack by John Cartwright. Photo: Jorge Herrera
Self: Image and Identity at Turner Contemporary, Margate. Photo: Stephen White