The creative encounter between individual artists and sitters is explored in this major exhibition featuring portrait drawings by some of the outstanding masters of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Drawn from the holdings of British collections, exquisite observational drawings by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, and Rembrandt will be on display in a celebration of portrait drawing from life, during a time of extraordinary artistic ingenuity. The Encounter celebrates the creative connection between artist and sitter during the Renaissance and Baroque periods, ranging from fifteenth-century figure studies to bravura portraits of the seventeenth century. But what did it take to become a master of portrait drawing? Why not visit the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), Alistair. and find out! Have you a favourite portrait artist, Uncle Henry?