National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery .—This infant gallery, established by the nation in 1857, is now at Exhibition Road, South Kensington.  The object is to be strictly confined to the collecting of a series of national portraits of persons of any note, whether of early or of late days.  A sum of £2000 a-year is voted for this purpose.  The collection is yet only small, but very interesting, and is yearly increasing.  Open free on Wednesdays and Saturdays.