The Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites

Portrait Guide

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat by Elisabeth-Louise Vigée-Lebrun

Portrait Index

A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression are predominant. Portraits display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. Museums and Art Galleries have many portraits from the beginning of our human history.

The list below is an index of the Portraits featured on “Joy of Museums” made during the portrayed person’s era.

Painted Portraits

Vincent van Gogh Portrait

Sculptured Portraits

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“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.”Napoleon Bonaparte

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Photo Credit: 1) Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons