The Catalog of American Portraits (CAP) is a national portrait archive maintaining information and images for more than 200,000 American portraits in public and private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Nearly 100,000 CAP portrait records have been digitized and are searchable below.
While the National Portrait Gallery collection is included in the CAP search, the majority of CAP records represent portraits in other collections. Over 18,000 of these records are accompanied by images, which are for study purposes only. Requests for reproductions of images or other portrait information must be directed to portrait owners. Ownership is specified within the portrait records; however, names of many private collectors are kept confidential, and ownership is not updated regularly.