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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.

Death mask of Ned Kelly, 1880
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A couple of weeks ago in anticipation of the Deathly Hallows movie adaptation, I was entertaining myself by looking at Harry Potter websites.

Geo Face Distributor, 2009 by James Angus
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As you meander up the smooth speckled path to the National Portrait Gallery’s (NPG) polished concrete building, there is a large, almost luminous, bright tangerine orange sculpture marking the entrance.

The Archer (Jebel Uneiwat) Photograph by Sam Bowker, 2010
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I recently had the good fortune to travel deep into the Saharan Desert. It’s an extraordinary place, a true wilderness - marvellously isolated and utterly uninhabitable.

Postcards

Reflections on portraiture

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