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Portrait Gallery 13h
or ? Happy Birthday to actor born 1964. Serkis is best known for his role as Gollum in Peter Jackson’s epic film trilogies. This photograph was taken by in 2009 at the Soho Hotel in London.
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Portrait Gallery 18h
Our display Indian Nobility in Britain explores the two nations's interlinked history in the early years of the twentieth century. ⁣⠀⁣ ⁣⠀⁣ Free. Find it in Room 31 showcase, Floor 1. ⁣Take a look at our displays:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 19
We’re open as usual this weekend – take a look at what’s on over the break:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 18
We are delighted to welcome into the collection this stunning portrait of star Maisie Williams by Miles Aldridge. Explore other works by this internationally renowned photographer:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 18
This magnificent miniature self-portrait by Isaac Oliver once belonged to the antiquarian Horace Walpole, who said of it 'The art of the master and the imitation of nature are so great in it that the largest magnifying-glass only calls out new beauties'.
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Portrait Gallery Apr 18
“The photograph of Sonia Boyce was taken in Handswort…There is so much tranquility, warmth and calmness in Sonia, her art transcends so many boundaries and incorporates historical traditions.” Hear more from our Photographer in Focus, Pogus Caesar:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 17
Happy 60th birthday to actor , born 1959. Bean has acted in many iconic productions over the years, including the trilogy, and the TV series . Do you have a favourite role Bean has played? Share yours in the comments below.
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Portrait Gallery Apr 16
“One of the subjects that I know very well is indeed Britain…” Discover Parr’s observations of British culture in Only Human: Martin Parr. On until 27 May, book now:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 16
Happy birthday to silent film star , born in 1889. Chaplin began his career in London's music halls and with his 'Tramp' persona starred in such films as The Kid, The Gold Rush and Modern Times. Do you have a favourite?
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Portrait Gallery Apr 15
Discover how the Jacobean’s expressed their love of symbolism through extraordinary entertainments known as masques. Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver is on until 19 May. Book now:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 15
“Dis poetry is like a riddim dat drops/ De tongue fires a riddim dat shoots like shots” - From ‘Dis Poetry’ in City Psalms Happy Birthday to celebrated writer, dub poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah. Discover the poets in our collection:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 14
Abdullah Yusuf Ali, barrister and lecturer, was born 1872. Ali’s translation of the Quran is one of the most well-known and widely referred to in the English-speaking world? Find out more:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 14
that this work by Gerlach Flicke is the earliest known oil self-portrait in England? Find it on display in Picturing Friendship, on until 6 May:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 13
Today’s is cartoonist Jack Monk, pulling a face all cat lovers can relate to... Throughout we’ll be sharing our favourite from the Gallery’s collection. Discover them here:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 13
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Portrait Gallery Apr 13
Social reformer, , was born 1828. Appalled by the 'double standard' enjoyed by Victorian men, Butler devoted her life to campaigning for the employment and education of women. She was one of the many pioneers in the movement towards female equality.
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Portrait Gallery Apr 12
Are you under 25? Then enjoy our current exhibitions, Only Human: Martin Parr and Elizabethan Treasures for only £5 each, every Friday. Find out more:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 12
For her final royal task of the day Elizabeth I is striking a pose for our drop-in drawing attendees. Catch her until 5.30pm. Thank you to those that took part today. To learn more:
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Portrait Gallery Apr 12
The Queen is taking a break from her royal duties to enjoy a cuppa with her entourage.
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Portrait Gallery Apr 12
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