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Portraits: reference sources

This is a selective list of reference sources relating to portraits which are available in the Humanities 1 reading room. The shelfmark of each item is given at the end of each citation. The main source for information on portraits in the United Kingdom is the National Portrait Gallery.


British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, Catalogue of engraved British portraits preserved in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum. By F. O'Donoghue and H.M. Hake.
6 vol. London, 1908-1925.
HLR 769.42
Drugulin, W., Allgemeiner Portrait-Katalog [Reprint of the edition of 1860.]. Nendeln, 1981.
HLR 704.942
Drugulin, W., Verzeichniss von Portraits zur Geschichte des Theaters und der Musik. [Unveränderter Neudruck der Ausgabe von 1864].
Walluf bei Wiesbaden, 1973.
HLR 704.942
Drugulin, W., Verzeichniss von sechstausend Portraits von Aerzten, Naturforschern, Mathematikern, Reisenden und Entdeckern. [Unveränderter Neudruck der Ausgabe von 1863].
Walluf bei Wiesbaden, 1973.
HLR 704.942
Grimal, P., Dictionnaire des biographies. (Indications bibliographiques et iconographiques). 2 tom. Paris, 1958.
HLR 920.02
Ingamells, John, Later Stuart portraits, 1685-1714. London: National Portrait Gallery, 2009.  
HLR 704.942
Library of Congress, A.L.A. portrait index: index to portraits contained in printed books and periodicals. 4 vol.
Washington, 1906.
HLR 769.42
McKechnie, S., British silhouette artists and their work 1760-1860. London, 1978.
HLR 741.7
National Portrait Gallery, Complete illustrated catalogue. Edited by David Saywell and Jacob Simon.
London: National Portrait Gallery, 2004.
HLR 704.942
National Portrait Gallery, Catalogue of seventeenth-century portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, 1625-1714. Compiled by D. Piper.
Cambridge, 1963.
HLR 704.942
National Portrait Gallery, Tudor & Jacobean portraits.
[Compiled by] R. Strong. 2 vol. London, 1969.
HLR 704.942
National Portrait Gallery, Early Georgian portraits.
[Compiled by] J. Kerslake. 2 vol. London, 1977.
HLR 704.942
National Portrait Gallery, Regency portraits.
[Compiled by] R. Walker. 2 vol. London, 1985.
HLR 704.942
National Portrait Gallery, Early Victorian portraits.
[Compiled by] R. Ormond. 2 vol. London, 1973.
HLR 704.942
New York Historical Society, Catalogue of American portraits in the New York Historical Society.
Compiled by W. Craven. 2 vol. New Haven, Conn., 1974.
HLR 704.942
Ormond, R. and Rogers, M.(eds.), Dictionary of British portraiture. 4 vol. London.
HLR 704.942
Vol. 1: The Middle Ages to the Early Georgians: historical figures born before 1700. Compiled by A. Davies. 1979.
Vol. 2: Later Georgians and Early Victorians: historical figures born between 1700 and 1800. Compiled by E. Kilmurray. 1981.
Vol. 3: The Victorians: historical figures born between 1800 and 1860. Compiled by E. Kilmurray. 1981.
Vol. 4: The Twentieth century: historical figures born before 1900. Compiled by A. Davies. 1981.
G. Reynolds, English portrait miniatures. Revised ed. Cambridge, 1988.
HLR 757.7
Richter, G.M.A., The Portraits of the Greeks. 3 vol. London, 1965. Supplement, 1972.
HLL 733.3
Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Concise catalogue. Complied by D. Thomson and S.B. Lockhart.
Edinburgh, 1977.
HLR 704.942
Singer, H.W., Allgemeiner Bildniskatalog. 14 Bd. [in 7]. (A reprint of the edition of 1930-1936). Nendeln, 1967-.
Neuer Bildniskatalog. 5 Bd. [in 2]. ( A reprint of the edition of 1937-1938). Nendeln, 1967.
HLR 704.942
Smith, J. C., British mezzotinto portraits: being a descriptive Catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art
to the early part of the present century.
4 pt. London, 1878-83.
HLR 769.42
Stewart, B. and Cutten, M,. The dictionary of portrait painters in Britain up to 1920. Woodbridge: Antique Collectors' Club, 1997.
HLR 704.942
J.M.C. Toynbee, Roman historical portraits. London, 1978.
HLR 730.0937

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