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Deborah Mailman, 1999 by Evert Ploeg
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Two beautiful women are currently on display right next to each other in Gallery 7 of the National Portrait Gallery. This raises plenty of contradictions, as you can read further below.

Lola Montes, c. 1845 by Joseph Karl Stieler
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As a lover of history, I sometimes find myself  eagerly reading the exciting stories of men and women of the past and questioning how different it is from reading gossip magazines.

Self portrait, Cyprus, 1953 by David Potts
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Overheard in the gallery:

Portrait of Captain James Cook RN, 1782 by John Webber
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Nearly all the portraits at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) are created from life.

Postcards

Reflections on portraiture

'Postcards' are reflections on portraiture by Portrait Gallery Director, Angus Trumble, and others.