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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Cindy Sherman

Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

PAUL MOORHOUSE INTERVIEWS BY RICHARD MCCLURE 7 November 2019 280 x 220mm, 80pp Approx. 60 illustrations Photography

315 x 240mm, 256pp Approx. 200 illustrations Photography/Contemporary Art £35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-706-5

£15, paperback ISBN 978-185514-757-7


CATHARINE MACLEOD 270 x 180mm, 232pp Approx. 140 illustrations Art/Art History £35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-702-7

285 x 230mm, 256pp Approx. 200 illustrations Fine Art/Art History £24.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-760-7 £35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-542-9

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The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize celebrates the vitality and excellence in portrait photography today. This Prize is one of the most important platforms for contemporary portrait photographers internationally, and the selected works reproduced in this book provide an excellent overview of current photographic styles, trends and techniques.



Cindy Sherman is one of the world’s leading contemporary artists. Using make-up, wigs and costumes to transform her appearance, and incorporating references to modern culture, she photographs herself in the guises of various fictitious characters. Surveying the development of Sherman’s work from the mid-1970’s to the present, this book explores the artist’s engagement with our image-obsessed society and the questions she raises about the meaning of appearances.

In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, English artists were renowned for the painting of miniatures. This book explores the genre with special reference to two of its most accomplished practitioners, Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver. Portrait miniatures express in a unique way many of the most distinctive and fascinating elements of court life – secrecy, games of courtly love and arcane symbolism – revealing aspects of identity and society in Elizabethan and Jacobean England.

Depicting people in his intimate circle rather than working to commission enabled Pablo Picasso (1881–1973) to take an expressive, radically experimental approach to making portraits. Co-published with the Museu Picasso, Barcelona, this book examines the contrasting modes of his portraiture (from formal, posed portraits to witty caricatures), his sources of inspiration and the complex motivation behind his defiance of representational norms.

Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Cindy Sherman: Postcards

Tudor & Jacobean Portraits

Cezanne Portraits

£29.95, paperback with flaps 310 x 254mm, 304pp 350+ illustrations Fashion/Photography ISBN 978-1-85514-761-4

£14.95, perforated paperback 316 x 241mm, 24pp 48 illustrations Photography/Contemporary Art ISBN 978-1-85514-752-2

£12.95, paperback 200 x 150mm, 176pp Approx. 100 illustrations Art/History ISBN 978-1-85514-766-9

Decade by decade, this book celebrates the greatest moments in fashion, beauty and portrait photography.

A selection of Cindy Sherman’s best loved works available as perforated postcards, this fun package encourages appreciators to send ‘a piece of Cindy’ by mail.

Portraits of key individuals from the Tudor and Jacobean eras, among the most popular and famous images in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

300 x 245mm, 256pp Approx. 170 illustrations Art/Art History £24.95, paperback with flaps ISBN 978-1-85514-731-7 £35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-547-4

Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography

Martin Parr Portraits: Postcard Box

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

£29.95, hardback 260 x 230mm, 240pp Approx. 200 illustrations Photography/Art History ISBN 978-1-85514-706-5

This publication explores Victorian art photography through the work of Rejlander, Cameron, Carroll and Hawarden.

£14.95, postcard box 158 x 113mm, 25pp 25 illustrations Photography/Contemporary Art ISBN 978-1-85514-732-4

A selection of postcards featuring Martin Parr’s photographs, including both anonymous and celebrity sitters, beautifully presented in a box.

£29.95, hardback 248 x 196mm, 240pp Approx. 150 illustrations Art/British History/Art History ISBN 978-1-85514-756-0

This book explores five royal dynasties and includes works by many of the most important artists to have worked in Britain.

This book explores the portraiture of Paul Cézanne, from his earliest self-portraits to the portraits made shortly before his death.

Gainsborough’s Family Album £29.95, hardback 280 x 240mm, 192pp Approx. 100 illustrations Art/Art History ISBN 978-1-85514-790-4

This ‘family album’ features over 50 portraits by Thomas Gainsborough – including of himself, his wife, his daughters, and his beloved dogs, Tristram and Fox. Image opposite: Proserpine by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1877 (detail). Private Collection.

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Pre-Raphaelite Sisters

100 Writers

100 Pioneering Women




2 September 2019 150 x 150mm, 176pp Approx. 105 illustrations Art/Literature/Gift

100 remarkable women from the National Portrait Gallery Collection. This book highlights not only well-known pioneers but also those women whose stories have been largely forgotten.

17 October 2019 Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London 17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020 280 x 240mm, 224pp Approx. 160 illustrations Art/Art History £35, hardback ISBN 978-1-85514-727-0

£12.95, paperback ISBN 978-1-85514-742-3

Sophie Gray by John Everett Millais, 1857. Private Lender.


For far too long the male protagonists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement have dominated accounts of this revolution in British art. This book aims to redress the balance by showing just how engaged and central women were to the endeavour – as the subjects of the images themselves, certainly, but also in their production. This unique publication covers lesser-known figures such as the Jamaican-born model Fanny Eaton and the artist Joanna Boyce.

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: Notecards 17 October 2019 Exhibition: National Portrait Gallery, London 17 October 2019 – 26 January 2020 180 x 130mm, 16pp 4 illustrations Art/Gift/Stationary £12.95, notecard box ISBN 978-1-85514-762-1

A new publication showcasing one hundred portraits of writers, authors and essayists held in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, from William Shakespeare to Malala Yousafzai. Richly illustrated throughout, the publication will also feature an introductory essay which explores the elaborate relationship between portraiture and literature. Quotations by some of featured writers accompany a selection of the portraits.



100 photographic highlights from the National Portrait Gallery Collection. This book chronicles the development of portrait photography from the 1840s to the present day.

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100 Fashion Icons


100 Portraits

2 September 2019 150 x 150mm, 176pp Approx. 105 illustrations Art/Fashion/Gift


100 key works from the National Portrait Gallery Collection, which consists of more than 11,000 paintings, sculptures and works on paper and over a quarter of a million photographs.

£12.95, paperback ISBN 978-1-85514-737-9

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A beautiful set of 16 notecards with envelopes, illustrating 4 works featured in Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, a major exhibition celebrating the central role of women within the famous nineteenth-century British art movement. The characteristic intricate detailing and lustrous colours in these works provide the perfect accompaniment for any correspondence.

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A richly illustrated gift book showcasing one hundred portraits of key fashion figures from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. The selected works feature famous designers, models and trendsetters from around 1850 to the modern day. With an illustrated introductory text on the role of fashion in the Gallery’s collection, this book highlights the close links between fashion and portraiture.

£9.95, paperback with flaps 150 x 150mm, 176pp 100 illustrations (plus details) Art/British History/Gift

100 Pioneering Women ISBN 978-1-85514-746-1

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100 Photographs ISBN 978-1-85514-741-6 100 Portraits ISBN 978-1-85514-700-3

Image opposite: Malala Yousafzai by Shirin Neshat, 2018 (detail) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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National Portrait Gallery Publications Catalogue - Autumn 2019  

National Portrait Gallery Publications Catalogue - Autumn 2019