6 June 2012


National Portrait Gallery Acquires 18th Century Transvestite Portrait

The LGBT community is thrilled at the NPG London’s acquisition of a painted portrait of a male transvestite. The subject dressed in women’s clothing was painted in 1792, it depicts Britain’s first celebrated male cross-dresser. Lost since 1926, this painting of the Chevalier d’Eon, an eighteenth-century diplomat, is on show at the Gallery for the […]

17 May 2012


The Queen A Diamond Jubilee Survey At The NPG

Warhol, Richter and ‘God Save’ Jamie Reid depict Queen Elizabeth II Opening today, to coincide with the Diamond Jubilee, is the exhibition The Queen: Art and Image at the National Portrait Gallery. This touring exhibition has already been shown at major art institutions across the UK, in Edinburgh, Belfast, and Cardiff, but joins us now […]

18 April 2012


Gillian Wearing Shami Chakrabarti Portrait At NPG

A new portrait of Shami Chakrabarti, Director of campaign group Liberty, has gone on display at the National Portrait Gallery. The photographic portrait is a commission and the first work by British artist Gillian Wearing to enter the Gallery’s Collection. The black and white portrait was taken with a large-format camera and shows Chakrabarti holding a […]

27 March 2012


Kate Middleton Factor Pushes NPG Figures Over Two Million

Block buster Freud exhibition and the Duchess Of Cambridge raises National Portrait Gallery profile The kate Middleton factor is proving its weight in gold for raising the profile of the already successful National Portrait Gallery who welcomed its unprecedented two millionth visitor today. This is a milestone which sets up the highest annual figures in […]

8 March 2012


LUCIAN FREUD Exhibition Issues 7000 Tickets To Ease Demand

The National Portrait gallery has issued an extra 7,000 tickets to satisfy the popularity of their latest blockbuster exhibition of Lucian Freud Portraits. Due to public demand the National Portrait Gallery today announced extended opening hours. The exhibition will now open until 9pm every Saturday from 24 March until 26 May 2012, in addition to […]

16 September 2011


Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011

Shortlist announced for this prestigious prize The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 will showcase the work of some of the most talented emerging young photographers from around the world, alongside that of established professionals, photography students and gifted amateurs. Selected anonymously from an open competition, the diversity of styles reflects the international mix of […]