Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Above: Winifred Anna, Duchess of Portland as Duchess of Savoy, by Alice Hughes, photogravure by Walker & Boutall, 1897. © National Portrait Gallery, London. Below: Fancy dress costume consisting of embroidered silver satin dress and lace ruff, "Duchess of Savoia," England, early 1897. Worn by the Duchess of Portland as "Duchess of Savoia" to the Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Dress Ball, July 2, 1897. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

The National Portrait Gallery/Exhibitions/Portraiture Now: Staging the Self

The National Portrait Gallery/Exhibitions/Portraiture Now: Staging the Self

National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and F Streets NW. 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m

Check Out DC's Best Art Museums in Penn Quarter

National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th and F Streets NW. 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m

Germaine Greer by Paula Rego © National Portrait Gallery, London.   Author, "The Female Eunuch" (1970)

Germaine Greer by Paula Rego © National Portrait Gallery, London. Author, "The Female Eunuch" (1970)

National Portrait Gallery, London. A very interesting place and one of London's greatest museums!

London: 60 Things to See and Do (Part 1

National Portrait Gallery, London. A very interesting place and one of London's greatest museums!

reviews_and_ramblings | John Minton (December 25, 1917 - January 20, 1957)

reviews_and_ramblings | John Minton (December 25, 1917 - January 20, 1957)

ca. 1616 Lucy Harrington (National Portrait Gallery, London UK). Court dress in 1603 was based on the wheel farthingale; in 1616 court dress is based on a hooped skirt with a conical shape maybe from a plain farthingale.

ca. 1616 Lucy Harrington (National Portrait Gallery, London UK). Court dress in 1603 was based on the wheel farthingale; in 1616 court dress is based on a hooped skirt with a conical shape maybe from a plain farthingale.

Accessorising her floor length green lace gown, Kate went down the British route, wearing a pair of special edition earrings by Kiki McDonough, with pink tourmaline, green amethyst and pave diamonds. The outfit was finished off with her signature accessory: the Kate Middleton clutch bag, with last night’s choice designed by Wilbur & Gussie. Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/entertainment/people/kate-middleton-national-portrait-gallery-487694#cEHvTsLVIRCekotS.99

Accessorising her floor length green lace gown, Kate went down the British route, wearing a pair of special edition earrings by Kiki McDonough, with pink tourmaline, green amethyst and pave diamonds. The outfit was finished off with her signature accessory: the Kate Middleton clutch bag, with last night’s choice designed by Wilbur & Gussie. Read more at http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/entertainment/people/kate-middleton-national-portrait-gallery-487694#cEHvTsLVIRCekotS.99

obama is first president to be 3D printed for national portrait gallery bust

obama is first president to be 3D printed for national portrait gallery bust

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