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William Shakespeare, ‘Chandos’ Portrait attrib. John Taylor (c) National Portrait Gallery, London
Dame Margaret Natalie ('Maggie') Smith by James Lloyd (c) National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery

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Facing out towards Covent Garden, the NPG is the world’s oldest gallery dedicated to the art of portraiture, with a collection dating from the 16th century to the present day.

Highlights of the collection range from the iconic ‘Chandos painting’ of William Shakespeare and Hans Holbein’s brooding rendition of Henry VIII to Julian Opie’s colourful prints of the members of Blur and Sam Taylor-Wood’s video of a sleeping David Beckham.

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY
ST MARTIN'S PLACE
LONDON
WC2H 0HE

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The National Portrait Gallery is close to Covent Garden.(c) National Portrait Gallery, London