Your questions and feedback are very welcome. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that although I would be very glad to hear about other historical portrait-sitting accounts, I do not intend to expand the database or to include contemporary accounts, for the time being.
The portrait-sitting database is part of my (Dawn Kanter's) PhD research project, which explores how a digital approach to the portrait sitting can enhance knowledge and understanding of British portraiture 1900-1960. Within the context of this research, I have used the portrait-sitting database
There are three ways to search the portrait-sitting database
You can use the search bar, which is at the top right of the page for desktop users and at the bottom of the main menu for mobile users. Results that match your search term will appear as you type. Click on the result you want, to navigate to that page.
You may also like to visit the main search page.
Each portrait-sitting account is accompanied by a link to its source and, where appropriate, a page number. The data for each source includes, for example, the title, author(s), editor(s) and publication date.
To cite the database, please use the author 'Dawn Kanter', the title 'Portrait-Sitting Database', the date of the latest release (as given in the website footer), and the URL 'portrait-sitting.co.uk'.
The database was first published in February 2023. It will remain online until at least February 2028.