The Great War in Portraits

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 15TH JUNE 2014

ADDRESS
, St Martin's Place, Westminster, London WC2H 0HE
TWITTER
Dates:
†until†
OPENING TIMES
Mon-Wed, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm, gallery closure from 5.50pm, Thu & Fri 10am-9pm, gallery closure from 8.50pm
PRICES
FREE

Nearby

The Great War in PortraitsRather than presenting a military history of the war, the National Portrait Gallery aims to focus on the way the Great War was represented through portraits of those involved. The Great War in Portraits takes an international perspective. As well as iconic portraits of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Winston Churchill, the exhibition reflects the war experience of those from all social classes who served from throughout the Commonwealth and contrasts these portraits with rare important loans of major art works by Lovis Corinth and Max Beckmann and Kirchner's painting 'Selbstbildnis als Soldat' (Self-portrait as a Soldier). These German expressionist masterpieces are strikingly exhibited together, for the first time, with Harold Gillies? rarely shown photographs of facially injured soldiers from the Royal College of Surgeons.

About National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. More about National Portrait Gallery

The Great War in Portraits images

The Great War in Portraits† Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915 †

The Great War in Portraits - Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915

The Great War in Portraits Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915†

The Great War in Portraits - Selbstbildnis als Soldat (Self-portrait as a Soldier)by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1915 More Images

LondonTown.com - The Great War in Portraits Location Map

Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Leicester Square Tube Station
3 minutes walk
Charing Cross Tube Station
4 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Charing Cross Railway Station
5 minutes walk
Blackfriars Railway Station
21 minutes walk
Car Parks

Car Parks

St Martins Lane NCP
2 minutes walk
Leicester Square Masterpark
3 minutes walk

Further articles featuring The Great War in Portraits on LondonTown.com

London Calendar 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

THE BEST

Hotels near The Great War in Portraits

Near The Great War in Portraits
Check-in
Check-out
Guests
  • 2 Adults
  • 1 ADULT
  • 2 ADULTS
  • 1 ADULT,
  • 1 CHILD (2-12 Years)
  • 2 ADULTS,
  • 1 CHILD (2-12 Years)
  • 2 ADULTS,
  • 2 CHILDREN (2-12 Years)
  • 3 ADULTS
  • 4 ADULTS
    OTHER CONFIGURATION:
    + another room
    Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £121† 33% off
    Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The Great War in Portraits
    Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
    Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £93† 21% off
    Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 1 minute from The Great War in Portraits
    Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
    St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel † from £199† 39% off
    45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    One of the first design hotels, it certainly hasn't lost any of its cool appeal and continues to impress with great service and high standards. The ... More
    THE BEST

    Events near The Great War in Portraits

    Near The Great War in Portraits
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Whose Line Is It Anyway?... Live
    London > Events > Comedy †Dates: 20th June to 5th July 2015
    Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 5 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Sixteen years after it was cancelled in the UK, classic TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? is set to be revived for a two-week live ...More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    wonder.land
    London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 13 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    A brand new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini's hotly anticipated musical take on Lewis Carroll's much admired ...More
    THE BEST

    Entertainment near The Great War in Portraits

    Near The Great War in Portraits
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Odeon Leicester Square
    London > Entertainment > Cinemas
    24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The 99 Club
    London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
    Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
    THE BEST

    Sights and Attractions near The Great War in Portraits

    The best museums, galleries, attractions near The Great War in Portraits
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    National Portrait Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    St Martin's Place, WC2H | Same location as The Great War in Portraits
    The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    National Gallery
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Great War in Portraits
    The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    St Martin-in-the-Fields
    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
    THE BEST

    Shopping near The Great War in Portraits

    The best shops and markets near The Great War in Portraits
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Tenderproduct
    London > Shopping > Art and Design
    6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Davenports Magic Shop
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Ben & Jerry's
    London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
    The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
    THE BEST

    Restaurants near The Great War in Portraits

    What are the best dining options near The Great War in Portraits London?
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Wagamama
    London > Restaurants > South East Asian restaurants
    140 Irving Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The Great War in Portraits
    Taking inspiration from Japanese ramman-noodle bars, Wagamama is the ultimate in high-quality, fast food. Huge bowls of steaming, soupy noodles, chicken dumplings with a chilli-soy dipping ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    National Gallery Cafe
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Great War in Portraits
    ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    National Dining Rooms
    London > Restaurants > British restaurants
    National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from The Great War in Portraits
    The National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great ... More
    THE BEST

    Education near The Great War in Portraits

    Near The Great War in Portraits
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, WC2A | 12 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Cookery School
    London > Education > Cookery Courses
    15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 15 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
    THE BEST

    Leisure near The Great War in Portraits

    The Great War in Portraits gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    AWAY Spa W London
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    10 Wardour Street, W1D | 3 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Victoria Embankment Gardens
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    So SPA Sofitel St James
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
    THE BEST

    Pubs near The Great War in Portraits

    The best pubs near London The Great War in Portraits.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Salisbury
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Gastropub ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    The Harp
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Waxy's Little Sister
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
    THE BEST

    Nightlife near The Great War in Portraits

    The Great War in Portraits clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Library
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    112 St Martin's Lane , WC2N | 1 minute from The Great War in Portraits
    Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Light Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Cork & Bottle
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
    THE BEST

    Meeting venue hire near The Great War in Portraits

    Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The Great War in Portraits.
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Odeon, Leicester Square
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
    Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
    Haymarket Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The Great War in Portraits
    A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More

    National Portrait Gallery events

    Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsLast year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the event with Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12th March until 7th June), the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, including the largest portrait in the NPG's collection, a2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing

    event > Exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
    DATES12th March to 7th June 2015
    VENUENational Portrait Gallery
    Last year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the event with Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12th March until 7th June), the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, including the largest portrait in the NPG's collection, a...†More about this event
    On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African DescentOn Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African DescentAcclaimed, contemporary photographer, Ketaki Sheth presents a series of the Sidi community, an African minority living in India.2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African Descent
    Jack Smith: Abstract PortraitsJack Smith: Abstract PortraitsAbstract paintings by the 20th-century artist, providing an insight into his exploration of portraiture using non-descriptive elements.2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-08-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits
    Henry Tonks: Studies Of The ArtistHenry Tonks: Studies Of The ArtistThree self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Tonks (1862-1937).2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
    Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British AristocracyOld Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British AristocracyExhibition of portraits and the stories of some of the most high-profile American heiresses to marry into British aristocracy, including Jennie Churchill, Mary Curzon and Consuelo Vanderbilt.2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
    The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And DonorThe Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And DonorExhibition celebrating the donors activities as an editor, writer and collector, throwing light on M.H. Spielmann's discreet but powerful reputation in the Victorian and Edwardian art worlds.2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-08-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
    Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights of the Order of the Garter. Established by King Edward III in 1348, the Order of the Garter has always been the highest honour available to courtiers and public figures, but favour is frequently precarious.2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-09-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
    Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver CromwellHidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver CromwellRecent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell underneath. This display puts the Gallery's portrait of Cromwell alongside that of Hesilrige and, for the first time, shows the infra-red image of the2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-10-19T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
    Pictured & SeenPictured & SeenAn exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol University MA students as part of their degree work.2015-06-02T10:00:00+01002015-11-30T00:00:00+0000 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOngoing
    Pictured & Seen
    Children's Art WeekChildren's Art WeekChildren's Art WeekHelp the Royal Air Force Museum recreate camouflage for one of the museum's most colourful aeroplanes or draw your own Post It Note Animation at the National Portrait Gallery. These are just two London events being held for Children's Art Week, a nationwide event encouraging kids to get creative. At the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, children can w2015-06-13T00:00:00+01002015-06-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
    National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
    Category: event
    Free EventOn Soon

    event > Kids Events > Crafts & Workshops - Arts & Crafts†|†PRICINGFree
    DATES13th to 21st June 2015
    VENUENational Portrait Gallery
    Help the Royal Air Force Museum recreate camouflage for one of the museum's most colourful aeroplanes or draw your own Post It Note Animation at the National Portrait Gallery. These are just two London events being held for Children's Art Week, a nationwide event encouraging kids to get creative. At the Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, children can w...†More about this event
     
     

    Hotels Near

    The Great War in Portraits

     
     
    Near The Great War in Portraits
    All London hotels
    Check-in:
    Check-out:
    Number of rooms:
    Room 1:

    What's On Today

    Near National Portrait Gallery

     
     
     
    Pictured & Seen
    Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    An exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol ...More

    On Belonging: Photographs Of Indians Of African Descent
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Acclaimed, contemporary photographer, Ketaki Sheth presents a series of the Sidi community, an African minority living in India....More

    Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
    Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights of the Order of the Garter. Established by King Edward III in ...More

    Jack Smith: Abstract Portraits
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Abstract paintings by the 20th-century artist, providing an insight into his exploration of portraiture using non-descriptive elements....More

    Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
    Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
    Exhibitions | Until 7th June 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Last year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle ...More

     
    The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
    Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Exhibition celebrating the donors activities as an editor, writer and collector, throwing light on M.H. Spielmann's discreet but powerful reputation ...More

    Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
    Exhibitions | Until 1st August 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Exhibition of portraits and the stories of some of the most high-profile American heiresses to marry into British aristocracy, including ...More

    Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
    Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Three self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Tonks (1862-1937)....More

    Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
    Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2015 

    National Portrait Gallery

    Recent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be ...More

    Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
    Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
    Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

    National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

    For once it's the frames that take centre stage in this free exhibition in Room 1 of Level 2 at ...More

     
     
     
     
    SALE
    Hotels near National Portrait Gallery

    From cheap budget hotels to luxury 5 star hotels see our discounts for National Portrait Gallery hotels, including St Martins Lane, A Morgans Original from 87% off.

     
     
    Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960