Francis Bacon, by Cecil Beaton, January 1960, bromide print, 7 3/8 in. x 7 1/2 in. (18.8 x 19 cm), NPG x40009, © Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby's London Simon Weston by Nicola Jane ('Nicky') Philipps, oil on canvas, 2014. © National Portrait Gallery, London (NPG 6984) Commissioned jointly by the National Portrait Gallery and the BBC, 2013 Napoleon Bonaparte by Benjamin Robert Haydon, oil on canvas, (1830), 30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 631 mm), © National Portrait Gallery, London Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Robert Haydon, oil on canvas, 1839. © National Portrait Gallery, London Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington by Benjamin Robert Haydon oil on canvas, 1839 30 in. x 25 in. (762 mm x 635 mm) Fig. 4. Sir Thomas Lawrence, King George IV, c.1814, Oil on canvas, © National Portrait Gallery, London*** King George IV by Sir Thomas Lawrence oil on canvas, circa 1814 36 in. x 28 in. (914 mm x 711 mm) © National Portrait Gallery, London*** Oliver Cromwell by Unknown artist plaster cast of death-mask, possibly late 17th century, 11 1/4 in. (286 mm) high, © National Portrait Gallery, London Abraham Cooper by Charles West Cope, pen and ink, 1864, 8 1/4 in. x 5 1/4 in. (210 mm x 135 mm) © National Portrait Gallery, London David Garnett by Vanessa Bell, 1915, oil and gouache on cardboard, 76.4 x 52.6 cm, © National Portrait Gallery, London Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield by Louis François Roubiliac, 1745, marble bust, 57.8 cm high, © National Portrait Gallery, London Two Girls by Ishbel Myerscough, oil on canvas, 1991, 58.4 x 99 cm , © National Portrait Gallery, London Linford Christie by Alistair Morrison, Toned bromide print on Kentmere paper, 1996, 48.4 x 40.6 cm © Alistair Morrison Human Toilet II by Sarah Lucas, 1996, iris print, 73.8 x 49 cm © Sarah Lucas In the Piss by Gilbert & George, photo‑piece of nine panels, 1997, 226 x 190 cm, © Gilbert & George Vivienne Westwood by Juergen Teller, 2009, c‑type colour print, 50.8 x 60.9 cm © Juergen Teller Dame Judi Dench by Alessandro Raho, oil on canvas, 2004, © National Portrait Gallery, London Sir Willard White by Ishbel Myerscough, oil on canvas, 2009 © National Portrait Gallery, London Sir Tim Berners Lee by Sean Henry, painted bronze, 2015 © National Portrait Gallery, London Michael Clark, Derek Jarman (Seer), 1993, oil on card, 45.1x33.3cm, © Michael Clark Geronimo, Artist: C.S. Fly, 1886, Albumen silver print, © National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Louis and Jude Patch Guglielmino

Stephen Farthing

Brown, D. , Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, Published by Holt Paperbacks, 2001


Dominic Janes

Anley, David, Facial Comparison: The Transvestite Photographs of John Deakin (Gillingham, Dorset: Anley Consulting, 2015).

Cecil Beaton, My Royal Past, 1st ed. (London: Batsford, 1939); 2nd ed. (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1960).

Gordon Comstock, ‘CIA Facial Software Uncovers the Artist Francis Bacon–in Drag,’ Guardian, 16 June 2014:

Dominic Janes, Picturing the Closet: Male Secrecy and Homosexual Visibility in Britain (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015).

Robin Muir, Under the Influence: John Deakin and the Lure of Soho (London: Art Books Publishing, 2014).


Mark Fairnington

Giovanni Aloi, Art and Animals, I.B Tauris

Ken Arnold and Danielle Olsen (eds) Medicine Man, The Forgotten Museum of Henry Wellcome, British Museum Press

Mark Fairnington, A London Assembly, Delahunty Fine Art

Hildi Hawkins and Danielle Olsen, (eds), The Phantom Museum and Henry Wellcome’s Collection of Medical Curiosities, Profile Books

Frances Larson An Infinity of Things, How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World, Oxford University Press

Unnatural History, published by Galerie Peter Zimmermann

Nora Webster, Colm Tóibín, Viking


Rab MacGibbon

Frances Borzello, The Naked Nude, Thames & Hudson, 2012

Martin Hammer, The Naked Portrait 1900-2007, National Galleries of Scotland, 2007

Lynda Nead, The Female Nude: Art, Obscenity, and Sexuality, Routledge, 1992

Sally O’Reilly, The Body in Contemporary art, Thames & Hudson, 2009

Marcia Pointon, Naked Authority: The Body in Western Art 1830-1908, Cambridge University Press, 1990

Tracey Warr (ed.), The Artist’s Body, London, 2000.


Robert Luzar


Aziz + Cucher, Dystopia series, 1994-5, C-print, various sizes.

Francis Alys, Fabiola, c. 2012, collection, painting on canvas, various sizes.

Franklyn Rodgers, Personal Light series / Portraits

Janine Antoni, Lick and Lather, 1993, 7 Soap and 7 chocolate self-portrait busts, 61 x 41 x 33 cm. each.

Roni Horn, You Are The Weather, 1994-5, 64 C-prints and 36 gelatine silver prints, 100 parts, each: 22.5 x 20.5 cm.



The Face of Another. Dir. Hiroshi Teshigahara. Perf. Tatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Kyo, Mikijiro Hira, Kishida, Miki Irie, Eiji Okada, Minoru Chiaki. 1966. Film.


Section III, Exteriority and The Face, in Levinas, E. (c. 1969) Totality and Infinity: An Essay On Exteriority, translated by A. Lingis. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press.

Chapter 3, The Idol or The Radiance of the Painting, in Marion, J.-L. (2002) In Excess: Studies in Saturated Phenomena, translated by R. Horner and V. Berraud. New York: Fordham University Press.

Nancy, J.-L. (2014) Le Portrait. Paris: Éditions Galilée.


Jennifer Scott


C. Lloyd, The Paintings in the Royal Collection: A Thematic Exploration, London 2003

O. Millar, The Later Georgian Pictures in the Collection of Her Majesty The Queen, London 1969

D. Piper, The English Face, London 1978

J. Scott, The Royal Portrait: Image and Impact, London 2010

D. Shawe-Taylor, The Conversation Piece: Scenes of Fashionable Life, London 2009