How to research a portrait or portrait collection toolkit

This toolkit from Understanding British Portraits SSN is designed to assist researchers to compile accurate and reliable information about a portrait or collection of portraits. For example, the toolkit can assist researchers towards establishing the identity of the sitter (the person portrayed), the name of the artist who made the portrait, or the date it was made. These are some of the elements of core data that are fundamental to our understanding of a portrait.

The toolkit includes:

  • Guidelines on using this toolkit.
  • Plans illustrating core data for a portrait and portrait collection.
  • Case studies that demonstrate aspects of research.
  • Templates to download and adapt.
  • Resources to download.

Click on the link on the right-hand side to view this resource from the Understanding British Portraits website.

Date created: 2014

Author: Dr Annette Peach

Publisher: Understanding British Portraits