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List of Famous Portrait Paintings

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 memorable pieces of art fall under the portrait genre. You can find additional information about these well-known paintings by clicking on the names of the pieces.

These pieces, like Mona Lisa and Whistler's Mother include images when available.

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

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    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

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    A Housepainter (Self-Portrait) Ştefan Luchian

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    Henri Fantin-Latour

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    Adele Bloch-Bauer II Gustav Klimt

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    Alessandro de' Medici Pontormo

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    Friedrich Georg Weitsch

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    Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres

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    Domenico Ghirlandaio

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    Amedeo Modigliani

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    John Singleton Copley

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    William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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    Camouflage Self-Portrait Andy Warhol

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    Pablo Picasso

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    Chandos portrait

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    Charles Garnier Paul-Jacques-Aimé Baudry

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    Charles Robert Darwin John Collier

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    Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson

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    Frans Hals, Pieter Codde

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    John Singleton Copley

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    David Roberts Dressed in Oriental Clothing Robert Scott Lauder

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    Joseph-Marie Vien

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    Alfonso A. Ossorio

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    Henri Fantin-Latour

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    Amedeo Modigliani

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    John Singer Sargent

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    Sofonisba Anguissola

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    Elizabeth Throckmorton Nicolas de Largillière

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    Elizabeth, Countess of Falmouth (née Bagot) Peter Lely

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    John Singleton Copley

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    Amedeo Modigliani

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    Sofonisba Anguissola

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