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Audio described exhibition portraits

Audio descriptions of 18 portraits from the exhibition Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London. Numbering correlates with exhibition wall labels.

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1: Mary Seacole 1869

by Albert Charles Challen

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8: Queen Elizabeth II ('Equanimity') 2012

by Chris Levine and Rob Munday

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13: David Beckham November 1998

by Lorenzo Agius

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14: William Shakespeare c. 1600-1610

by John Taylor

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15: Ed Sheeran 2016

by Colin Davidson

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18: Anna May Wong 1929

by Dorothy Wilding

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23: The Brontë Sisters (Anne Brontë; Emily Brontë; Charlotte Brontë) c. 1834

by Patrick Branwell Brontë

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David Bowie 1973

by Brian Duffy

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35: Self portrait exhibited 1929

by Doris Zinkeisen

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43: 'Amy-Blue' (Amy Winehouse) 2011

by Marlene Dumas

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50: The Capel Family c. 1640

by Cornelius Johnson

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53: Leonora Carrington, St. Martin d'Ardèche, France 1939

by Lee Miller

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54: Darcey Bussell 1994

by Allen Jones

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70: Man's Head (Self portrait III) 1963

by Lucian Freud

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74: Nelson Mandela 6 February 1997

by Jillian Edelstein

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75: Malala Yousafzai 2018

by Shirin Neshat

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80: Queen Elizabeth I c. 1575

by Nicholas Hilliard

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82: Self portrait c. 1640

by Sir Anthony van Dyck

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William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor
William Shakespeare, c. 1600-1610  associated with John Taylor

Shakespeare to Winehouse

Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

Current exhibition

from Saturday 12 March

From Shakespeare to Winehouse, Darwin to Dickens, the Beatles, Brontë sisters and Beckham, the National Portrait Gallery London holds the world’s most extensive collection of portraits.

Helen Ennis
Helen Ennis
Helen Ennis
Helen Ennis

New date: In Conversation with Helen Ennis

Changing spaces: Portraiture and photography in Shakespeare to Winehouse

2:00pm, Sat 2 Jul

Join Australian photography curator, historian and writer, Helen Ennis for a conversation about photographers challenging the conventions of personal and public space in their portraits.

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