The National Portrait Gallery Collects

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The National Portrait Gallery Collects was an exhibition held in 2003 for the opening of new galleries at Oriel Castell, Bodelwyddan Castle to show recent acquisitions of the National Portrait Gallery.

The exhibition also included Lewis Carroll's photographs of Alice Liddell as well as cutting-edge portraits from the gallery's contemporary collection, including portraits of Victoria Beckham and David Beckham by Dean Freeman, Blur by Julian Opie, A. S. Byatt by Patrick Heron, David Bowie by Stephen Finer, Kazuo Ishiguro by Peter Edwards, Nigella Lawson by Tom Miller, Queen Elizabeth II by Rankin, J. K. Rowling by Neil Wilder and self-portraits by Sarah Lucas and Eduardo Paolozzi.

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