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National Portrait Gallery's Portrait Search


Search more than 100,000 portrait records from the Catalog of American Portraits.

Access Locations: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), All Branch Libraries, Outside the Library

Subjects: Art; Prints; Biography; United States History

Notes: The Catalog of American Portraits is a survey of American portraits in public and private collections across the United States and abroad. The CAP encompasses portraits of American subjects or by American artists, generally limited to one-of-a-kind likenesses such as paintings, sculpture, drawings, miniatures, and silhouettes. National Portrait Gallery collections are included in this portrait database.

Dates of Coverage: 1700-present

Format: Web