A large number of persons are represented with their portraits in the collection. In total there are around 300,000 portraits in various techniques – from hand drawing to photography.

Here you can find portraits from the 16th century onwards of known and unknown persons from Sweden and abroad. There are also a number of fictitious portraits of persons active long before the 16th century. 

Please contact Ask the Library if you are looking for portraits. The portraits are registered under the name of the sitter in a card catalogue at the Special Collections Division. A few can be searched in Alvin:


E-mail: ask.library@ub.uu.se
Phone: 018-471 39 00
twitter: @fragauub
Phone and chat available weekdays 9-18.
N.B. Change to opening hours Wednesday 20 March: open 10.00-18.00