"National Portrait Gallery" National Portrait Gallery Tip by spidermiss
National Portrait Gallery, London: 39 reviews and 55 photos
I looked at the portraits in the following sections:
1714-1790 Rebellion To Reform: Late 18th Century
The portraits of those who were responsible in making Britain a world power in the fields of science and industry. As well as James Cook for his three worldwide voyages and Sir Han Sloane whose library formed The British Museum.
1790-1837 Rebellion to Reform: Late 18th to early 19th Century
The Regency in the Weldon Galleries
I saw portraits by various artists of those whom I studied my last humanities course including King George IV (known as Prince Regent); William Wordsworth; George Gordon Byron; Sir Humphrey Davy; John Soane; Wiliam Wilberforce and many more! They were part of the Rebellion to Reform era including Romanticism.
What I liked about the galleries is thare are computer points wheen you can look up more about the characters of the portraits and learn more of the contexts and history. I looked through the Regency Timeline - fascinating!
The National Portrait Gallery is free to visit apart from special exhibitions although donations are always appreciated.
Address: St Martins Place, WC2
Directions: Leicester Square or Charing Cross tubes
othercontact: Recorded info.: +44 (0)20 7312 2
Phone: 0 20 7306 0055
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