Pallant House Gallery's permanent collection includes many portraits from the 16th century to the present day. This tour explores developments in the art of portraiture through aspects of pose, dress, personality, experimentation and self-representation, including 18th century 'conversation pieces' and grand portraits by the likes of George Romney, to images of  servants by Glyn Philpot and self-portraits by Lucian Freud and David Bomberg. The tour explores the influence of art movements such as Cubism and Expressionism, and the contrasts between the close observation of  artists such asWilliam Coldstream and the tactility of Frank Auerbach.

Tour duration
50 minutes 
Cost £4 per person (plus group admission rate)