Imagined Lives: Mystery Portrats

Read how the National Portrait Gallery in London tasked famous writers to create a story about some of their unknown portraits.

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WATCH: Experts at the Scottish National portrait Gallery attempt to explain what a portrait is. It’s not that easy! How would you explain a portrait.

Photo Gallery: Could you create a story about someone you have seen in a portrait? Here is a collection of nine different portraits, some old, some new. Who would you like to write about?