Here are a collection old archival photographic portraits, and portrait paintings from masters such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Van Gogh, Gaugin among others. You'll also find links to material relating to artists whose work has primarily focused on the human figure and portraiture.
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Paul Gaugin, Merahi metua no Tehamana (Tehamana Has Many Parents or The Ancestors of Tehamana) 1893. Art Institute of Chicago, Public Domain