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List of the most famous portrait paintings in the world, listed alphabetically with pictures of the art when available. The popular portrait paintings on this list are considered to be some of the most recognizable works of art on the planet, so save yourself a trip to the museum and check out this artwork from the comfort of your own home. portrait is an extremely important genre in the art world, so it's no surprise that some of the most recognizable fall under the portrait genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

Everything from Mona Lisa to Whistler's Mother is featured on this list, so cast your votes below.

This list answers the questions, "What are examples of portrait paintings?" and "What are the most famous portrait paintings?"

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9th Duke of Marlborough and h... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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A Group of Artists is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
A Group of Artists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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A Housepainter (Self-Portrait) is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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A Madwoman and Compulsive Gamb... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
A Madwoman and Compulsive Gambler Théodore Géricault

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A Studio at Les Batignolles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
A Studio at Les Batignolles Henri Fantin-Latour

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Adele Bloch-Bauer II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Adele Bloch-Bauer II Gustav Klimt

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Alessandro de' Medici is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Alethea Talbot with her Husban... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Alexander von Humboldt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Alexander von Humboldt Friedrich Georg Weitsch

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Amédée-David, The Marquis de P... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Amédée-David, The Marquis de Pastoret Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

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An Old Man and His Grandson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
An Old Man and His Grandson Domenico Ghirlandaio

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An Old Man in Military Costume is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Anna Zborowska is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Anna Zborowska Amedeo Modigliani

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Arnolfini Portrait is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Arnolfini Portrait Jan van Eyck

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Arrangement in Flesh Color and... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Arrangement in Grey and Black,... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Autoportrait à la palette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Bartolomé Sureda y Miserol is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Bearded Man with a Beret is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Berthe Morisot with a Bouquet ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Blue Eyes (Portrait of Madame... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Boy with Squirrel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Boy with Squirrel John Singleton Copley

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Breton Brother and Sister is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Breton Brother and Sister William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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Camouflage Self-Portrait is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Celestina is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Celestina Pablo Picasso

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Chandos portrait is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Charles Garnier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Charles Garnier Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry

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Charles I and His Wife Henriet... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Charles IV of Spain and His Fa... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Ri... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Charles Robert Darwin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Charles Robert Darwin John Collier

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Chateaubriand Meditating on th... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Chateaubriand Meditating on the Ruins of Rome Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

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Company of Captain Reinier Rea... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Company of Captain Reinier Reael Frans Hals, Pieter Codde

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Daniel Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Daniel Hubbard John Singleton Copley

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Daniele Barbaro is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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David Roberts Dressed in Orien... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Der Sultan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Der Sultan Joseph-Marie Vien

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Double Portrait is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Double Portrait Alfonso A. Ossorio

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Edouard Manet is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Edouard Manet Henri Fantin-Latour

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Elena Povolozky is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Elena Povolozky Amedeo Modigliani

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Elizabeth Allen Marquand is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Elizabeth Allen Marquand John Singer Sargent

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Elizabeth of Valois is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Elizabeth of Valois Sofonisba Anguissola

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Elizabeth Throckmorton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Elizabeth Throckmorton Nicolas de Largillière

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Elizabeth, Countess of Falmout... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Elkanah Watson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Elkanah Watson John Singleton Copley

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Elvira Resting at a Table is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Elvira Resting at a Table Amedeo Modigliani

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Equestrian Portrait of the Cou... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Equestrian Portrait of Philip ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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Family Portrait is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Family Portrait Sofonisba Anguissola

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Femme aux Bras Croisés is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list List of Famous Portrait Paintings
Femme aux Bras Croisés Pablo Picasso