PLEASE NOTE: WE HAVE LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF PORTRAITS OF FAMOUS (AND NOT SO FAMOUS!) PEOPLE FROM HUNDREDS OF SOURCES.
WE WILL BE ADDING THEM TO THE SITE PERIODICALLY, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN!
New, Impartial and Complete History of England; from the Very Earliest Period of Authentic Information, And most Genuine Records of Historical Evidence, to the End of the Present Year by Edward Barnard, 1790
Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraven by Mr. Houbraken, and Mr. Vertue... 1742-1756
Vanity Fair 'Spy' Prints
The Portraits of the Most Eminent Painters, and other Famous Artists, That have flourished in Europe. Curiously Engraven on above One Hundred Copper Plates.
(F. Bouttats, P. De Jode, Senior,
et. al., — London, 1739)
The Naturalist's Library
London, Edinburgh ca. 1840s)
The Biographical Mirrour...
The Lives of the Principal Reformers, both Englishmen and Foreigners...
(by Richard Rolt, London, 1759
Mezzotint engravings by Richard Houston)
Vite de' più eccellenti Architetti, Pittori, et Scultori Italiani (The Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors and Architects of Italy)
(unknown edition, circa 1791-1811)
Great Masters 1400-1800
Reproductions in Photogravure from The Finest Works of the Most Famous Painters down to the year 1800
(Sir Martin Conway
History of the Pacific Northwest: Oregon and Washington
A Catalogue of The Collection of Pictures of the Most Noble The Marquess of Stafford, at Cleveland House, London, containing an Etching of Every Picture, and accompanied with Historical and Biographical Notices by John Young, Engraver in Mezzotinto to His Majesty and Keeper of the British Institution.
The Art Treasures of England
The Master-Pieces of the Best English, Irish and Scottish Painters and Sculptors
(J. Vernon Whittaker, editor
The World's Masterpieces
(The Fine Art Society
London, ca. 1880-1910)
The National Gallery
(T. Leman Hare,
Albrecht Dürer prints
The Art of E.A. Rickards
Masterpieces in Colour
(London, circa 1909-15)
(unidentified Italian publication, circa 1900)
Opera Stars from the Metropolitan Opera and other companies
The Burr McIntosh Monthly,
Gainsborough and His Place in English Art
Sir Walter Armstrong, 1899
The History of Russia
By H. Tyrrell
Chicago World's Columbian Exposition
Photo halftones of men and women from all over the world (1893)
English Children as Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds
By Frederic G. Stephens
(1867) 130-plus-year-old photogravures after Reynold's paintings
The Pictorial History of Scotla nd from The Roman Invasion to the Close of the Jacobite Rebellion
A.D. 79–1746 By James Taylor
Hand-coloured German photogravure portraits from the early 20th century Portraits of women, mothers with children, children. All hand-coloured photo engravings from circa 1910s-1930s. A few scenery/landscape images as well.
Tytler's History of Scotla nd By Sir Archibald Alison
Antique prints of the Philippines and the Spanish American War From "The Story of the Philippines" (1898)
Antique prints of William Shakespeare portraits
French Colour-Prints of the XVIII Century Facsimile prints from 1913
The Nuremberg Chronicle Original wood block prints from 1493 - over 520 yearsold!
Finden's Gallery of the Graces 1837
The Gallery of Engravings 1845
Butler's Lives of the Saints:
The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints circa 1875
drawn by Kenny Meadows Heads of the People, or Portrait of the English
Drawings of A.B. Frost 1904-1906
Drawings of Charles Dana Gibson 1894-1908
Bachelor Belles by Harrison Fisher 1908
Miscellaneous Portraits and other music-related prints
Famous musicians, composers, and music-related subjects (mostly 18th- and 19th-century engravings)
The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans 1834-1835
Portraits of famous authors, philosophers, inventors, etc miscellaneous 18th-20th century sources
Portraits of Royalty: Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses, etc. 18th and 19th century miscellaneous sources