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Portrait of the Artist

The Queen's Gallery, London


The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection features over 150 objects, including paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and decorative arts ranging in date from the fifteenth to the twenty-first century. It showcases self-portraits by world-renowned artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Artemisia Gentileschi, Lucian Freud and David Hockney, as well as images of artists by their friends, relatives and pupils, including the most reliable surviving likeness of Leonardo da Vinci by his student, Francesco Melzi. Read more.

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A Self-Portrait

A Self-Portrait (1623), Sir Peter Paul Rubens

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci (c.1515–18), attributed to Francesco Melzi

Judith with the Head of Holofernes

Judith with the Head of Holofernes (1613), Cristofano Allori

A Self-Portrait

A Self-Portrait (c.1753), Jean-Étienne Liotard

A Vanitas

A Vanitas (c.1666–1700), Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten


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