Original Portrait Art
Portrait painting has been a staple in art history since its earliest manifestations and the world's most famous painting, the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci, is a fine example. For centuries artists have endeavoured to capture the essence of human nature and character within a portrait and have left us with lasting effigies of some of the most famous personalities in history.
While we might associate the portrait with grand public figures, it can also be a very personal remembrance of a loved one or a profound self reflection of the artist themselves, as can be seen in the various self portraits by Vincent van Gogh.
The original portraits in our collection include various full length or half length studies as well as life studies.