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Magical '''portraits''' are a type of sentient artefact, and are common in the [[wizarding world]]. The subjects of portraits are sentient, can speak to and with people on the outside, and they can move into other portraits in the same building, as well as visit their own portraits in other places. Some [[pure-blood]] wizards think that [[Muggle]] portraits are weird, because they do not move or display the personality in them.
 
 
===Portraits beings===
 
Beings in painted portraits have most of the capabilities of physical beings, only from inside the world of their frame or network of portraits nearby in which they can travel. They are usually resurrected for a fixed purpose which they stick to. They are fully sentient however, the details of the personalities and memories vary depending on the circumstances of the being depicted; and in most cases are more like an "echo" of the person they represent. They are still conscious beings, only embedded inside a frame. In most cases they are not able to accurately remember all of their subject's memories, and therefore have separate memories and a separate existence from within the portrait world whilst taking the form of a real person. Therefore it is safe to say that in most cases a portrait being's personality is only a replica of their subject's. However, if the portrait painter is drawing themselves it is most likely that the portrait being could have exactly the same personality and memories of the subject (depending on which aspects of themselves the subject wants to be portrayed). Portrait beings are aware that they are not actually the person they represent but a replica, and they may describe themselves as 'only a copy of themselves,' if they are not able to accurately answer a question about their subject's life. It is thought that the accuracy of a portrait personality is that of where and/or when the being's personality is depicted, the accuracy could also depend on how well the portrait painter knows the person they are painting.
 
   
Portrait beings can live indefinitely, although they are not completely immortal, and it is thought that if caused by another portrait being, or if the portrait is damaged from means of the outside world, then a being can die. However portraits can be restored.
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'''Portraits''' are paintings made of certain individuals, namely [[Wizardkind|witches and warlocks]].<ref name="HPLE">''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]''</ref>
   
Portraits are often produced or created after a person's death. This can allow the person to live on to some extent, and if a self-portrait (and the subject decided to portray every aspect of their personality), then in some rare cases, the dead person is effectively 'bought back to life eternally,' and the portrait is completely accurate. However this is very rare, and in most cases the portrait being is only an echo of their subject with many differences to their personality and memories.
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The subject of a [[magic]]al portrait is sentient due to [[Charm|enchantments]] placed on the portrait by the painter.<ref name="pottermore">[http://www.pottermore.com/en/book3/chapter8/moment2/hogwarts-portraits New from J. K. Rowling - Hogwarts Portraits]</ref> The portrait will be able to use some of the subject's favourite phrases and imitate their general demeanour based on how the subject appears to the painter; however, they are limited in what they can say or do.<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
Portrait beings may not only be humans, but animals as well. Entire landscapes can also exist in portraits. In the film adaptation of [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]], when the Fat Lady's portrait was damaged, the portrait she moved to was a landscape with animals in it. It is most likely possible that portrait beings can effectively 'add' to their portraits, and even create places within the portrait that is not visible from the portrait's frame.
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A portrait can also move from portrait to portrait, or else visit a portrait of them elsewhere in the world.<ref name="OOTP37">{{OOTP}} - Chapter 37 (''The Lost Prophecy'')</ref>
   
Portraits are used to guard secret passages, and possibly used for everyday tasks; for example, a portrait being representing the owner of a house-elf could command it in the absence of the owner so that the house can be maintained.
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[[Bimp]], [[Oliver Cartwright]], [[John Homme]], [[Luxo Karuzos]], [[Pablo Picasso]] and [[Leonardo Da Vinci]] were all expert painters. [[Magenta Comstock]] was an experimental painter whose subjects' eyes followed their viewers home.<ref name="WotM">''[[Wizard of the Month]]''</ref>
   
The portraits of past [[Headmaster]]s at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] are created to help the current Headmaster. A portrait of a Headmaster appears in the office after their death. These portraits only have memories which shall be useful to assisting future headmasters, and are therefore barely accurate although these portraits' personalities are similar to that of their subject's.
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==Depiction==
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A witch or wizard can go to a [[Wizarding world|wizarding painter]] to have themselves painted.<ref name="pottermore"/> This is usually done so that the portraitist can [[Charm|enchant]] the portait to have some characteristics of the subject.<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
It is most likely that to paint a magical portrait, a certain type of magic paint is required, however this may not be the case. [[Albus Dumbledore]]'s portrait appeared in the Headmaster's office within hours, if not minutes of his death. This suggests that either Headmaster's portraits are created during the Headmaster's lifetime, or else the position is somehow enchanted to ensure that a painting is automatically created.
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==Portrait person==
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A portrait knows little if anything of its subject's life, and therefore could not hold a very interesting conversation about its subject.<ref name="pottermore"/> The exception to this is of the [[Headmaster portraits|portraits of Hogwarts headmasters]], which are kept in [[Headmaster portraits' cupboard|a cupboard]] from the time of their painting, which is usually very old,<ref name="HPLE"/> until the subject dies.<ref name="pottermore"/> The [[headmaster]] can therefore teach their portrait to act and speak like them so that they can teach their successors.<ref name="pottermore"/>
   
===Portraits vs. magical photographs===
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The person depicted in a portrait can therefore live indefinitely,<ref name="immortal">As Phineas Nigellus lived for at least seventy-three years after his portrait was painted, seemingly without aging or dying.</ref> although a portrait does have reason to fear for their life or well-being.<ref name="POA8">{{POA}} - Chapter 8 (''Flight of the Fat Lady'')</ref>
Portraits are different than the moving photographs seen in the [[wizarding world]]. Any movement within a photograph is just a mere recording on a continuous loop. The people depicted have no sentience whatsoever. They are essentially isolated within the world of their photograph.
 
   
===Travelling in portraits===
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==Magical photographs==
[[File:Fatlady...JPG|thumb|left|200px|The [[Fat Lady]] hiding in another portrait.]]
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A witch or wizard may also produce a [[magic]]al photograph, [[photographs]] that have been put through [[Developing solution|a special potion]]. These, however, are simply animated images; the subject of the photograph has no sentience whatsoever, and is a mere recording of an already happened event, occurring in a continuous loop.<ref name="CoS7">{{COS}} - Chapter 7 (''Mudbloods and Murmurs'')</ref>
Apparently, only a single portrait-being of an individual can exist, and if they have more than one portrait, they must spend time moving between them. Apparently if the location inside two portraits are the same, then a being could essentially be in both portraits at one time; it is possible that this trick is used as a means of communication. Two people viewing two different portraits of the same being/object which is portrayed in the same location, could see the other party out of the other portrait's frame. The two parties could then communicate with each other through the two frames. This could supposedly be done either with or without the intervention of a portrait being. It is unknown whether this use of portrait magic is actually used, but is most likely possible. This trick is similar to a [[two-way mirror]].{{Fact}}
 
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[[Phineas Nigellus Black]] has a painting in the Headmaster's office in Hogwarts and at [[12 Grimmauld Place]]. In [[1997]], Hermione took Phineas' portrait from [[12 Grimmauld Place]] and placed it in her [[Hermione Granger's handbag|small, beaded bag]] and carried it with her during [[Horcrux hunt|their travels]].<ref name="DH12">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'': Chapter 12</ref> Later, Harry, asked the portrait of Phineas Nigellus if it was possible to bring [[Albus Dumbledore|Professor Dumbledore]] from his portrait in Hogwarts to the portrait from Grimmauld Place, but Phineas Nigellus angrily answered that the portraits of Hogwarts may commune with each other, but they cannot travel outside the castle except to visit a painting of themselves hanging nearby.<ref name="DH15">''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]'': Chapter 15</ref>
 
   
 
==Known portraits==
 
==Known portraits==
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[[1995–1996 school year]]
 
[[1995–1996 school year]]
 
*[[Grand Staircase]] to the 2nd floor corridor near the [[Hogwarts Library|Library]]
 
*[[Grand Staircase]] to the 2nd floor corridor near the [[Hogwarts Library|Library]]
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[[1996–1997 school year]]
 
*[[Dungeons]] to the [[Grand Staircase]]
 
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|[[Slytherin]] [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] [[Ghost]]
 
|[[Slytherin]] [[Hogwarts Houses|House]] [[Ghost]]
 
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*Inside [[Gryffindor Tower]]
 
|[[1995]] to [[1997]]* Her portrait concealed a secret passage from the [[Grand Staircase]] to the [[Clock Tower]].
 
|[[1995]] to [[1997]]* Her portrait concealed a secret passage from the [[Grand Staircase]] to the [[Clock Tower]].
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|[[Dexter Fortescue]]
 
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*[[Entrance Dungeon]] to the [[Dungeons|Main Dungeons]]
 
*[[Entrance Dungeon]] to the [[Dungeons|Main Dungeons]]
 
*Near the entrance to the [[Potions Classroom]] to the 7th floor corridor
 
*Near the entrance to the [[Potions Classroom]] to the 7th floor corridor
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[[1997]]
 
*[[Malfoy Manor]]
 
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*[[Viaduct Entrance]]
 
*[[Viaduct Entrance]]
 
*Next to the [[Second-floor girls' lavatory]]
 
*Next to the [[Second-floor girls' lavatory]]
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*Between the [[Grand Staircase]] and the 7th floor corridor
 
*Between the [[Viaduct Entrance]] and the [[Grand Staircase]]
 
*Between the [[Viaduct Entrance]] and the [[Grand Staircase]]
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[[1996–1997 school year]]
 
*Between the [[Entrance Hall]] and the Portrait Room
 
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*[[Middle Courtyard|Transfiguration Courtyard]]
 
*[[Middle Courtyard|Transfiguration Courtyard]]
 
*5th floor
 
*5th floor
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[[1996–1997 school year]]
 
*[[Grand Staircase]]
 
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*Between the 5th floor and the Herbology Corridor
 
*Between the 5th floor and the Herbology Corridor
 
*Between the [[Middle Courtyard|Transfiguration Courtyard]] and the 5th floor
 
*Between the [[Middle Courtyard|Transfiguration Courtyard]] and the 5th floor
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[[1996–1997 school year]]
 
[[1996–1997 school year]]
 
*Between the [[Grand Staircase]] and the Quidditch Gate
 
*Between the [[Grand Staircase]] and the Quidditch Gate
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|[[Temeritus Shanks]]
 
|[[1992–1993 school year]]
 
|[[1992–1993 school year]]
 
*[[Grand Staircase]] below the ground-floor landing
 
*[[Grand Staircase]] below the ground-floor landing
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[[1995–1996 school year]]
 
*[[Hogwarts Library]]
 
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*Between the [[Hogwarts Library|Library]] and the 4th floor corridor
 
*Between the [[Grand Staircase]] and the [[Clock Tower Courtyard]]
 
*Between the [[Grand Staircase]] and the [[Clock Tower Courtyard]]
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[[1996–1997 school year]]
 
*[[Hogwarts Library|Library]] to the [[Grand Staircase]]
 
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*[[Grand Staircase]]
 
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*[[Gryffindor Tower]]
 
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[[1992–1993 school year]]
 
*Main halls of [[Hogwarts Castle]]
 
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===Headmaster portraits===
 
{{Main|Headmaster portraits}}
 
*[[Albus Dumbledore]]
 
*[[Ambrose Swott]]
 
*[[Armando Dippet]]
 
*[[Basil Fronsac]]
 
*[[Dexter Fortescue]]
 
*[[Dilys Derwent]] – Linked to [[St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries]] in London.
 
*[[Eoessa Sakndenberg]]
 
*[[Everard]] – Linked to the [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]].
 
*[[Heliotrope Wilkins]]
 
*[[Newton Scamander]]
 
*[[Phineas Nigellus Black]] – Linked to [[12 Grimmauld Place]] in London.
 
*[[Quentin Trimble]]
 
*[[Severus Snape's portrait|Severus Snape]]
 
*[[Vulpus]]
 
*[[Walter Aragon]]
 
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]'', it is established that at least some portrait subjects have the ability to move between different portraits, at least within Hogwarts. After her portrait is damaged, the [[Fat Lady]] vacates it, and a search of other portraits is ordered (and she is indeed found hiding in one nearby). In a deleted scene, [[Sir Cadogan]] is also shown moving from portrait to portrait, even to the extent of flirting with a female portrait.
 
 
*In the ''[[LEGO Harry Potter]]'' games, portraits are shown to be far more interactive than in any other media, with objects able to move from the portrait out to the real world and vice versa. Many puzzles in both games revolve around getting a portrait to give you a necessary object, or bringing a real world object into the portrait to assist its occupants.
 
*In the ''[[LEGO Harry Potter]]'' games, portraits are shown to be far more interactive than in any other media, with objects able to move from the portrait out to the real world and vice versa. Many puzzles in both games revolve around getting a portrait to give you a necessary object, or bringing a real world object into the portrait to assist its occupants.
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*[[J. K. Rowling]] once claimed in an interview that all of the portraits seen at Hogwarts depict deceased individuals.<ref>[http://harrypotter.bloomsbury.com/author/interviews/individual1 Edinburgh Book Festival, Sunday 15th August 2004]</ref> This is not strictly true, however; Gilderoy Lockhart owned several portraits of himself which he hung in his [[Classroom 3C|classroom]] and [[Defence Against the Dark Arts Professor's office|office]].
   
==See also==
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==Appearances==
*[[Developing solution]]
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' {{1st}}
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (film)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (video game)]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)]]''
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*''[[The Tales of Beedle the Bard (real)|The Tales of Beedle the Bard]]''
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*''[[Harry Potter: A Pop-Up Book]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]''
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*''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7]]''
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*''[[Wonderbook: Book of Spells]]''
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*''[[Pottermore]]''
   
 
==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
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Portrait
Object information
Manufacturer

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Made

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Usage
  • Depict individuals
  • Guard passageways
  • Communicate
Owners

Various

Portraits are paintings made of certain individuals, namely witches and warlocks.[1]

The subject of a magical portrait is sentient due to enchantments placed on the portrait by the painter.[2] The portrait will be able to use some of the subject's favourite phrases and imitate their general demeanour based on how the subject appears to the painter; however, they are limited in what they can say or do.[2]

A portrait can also move from portrait to portrait, or else visit a portrait of them elsewhere in the world.[3]

Bimp, Oliver Cartwright, John Homme, Luxo Karuzos, Pablo Picasso and Leonardo Da Vinci were all expert painters. Magenta Comstock was an experimental painter whose subjects' eyes followed their viewers home.[4]

DepictionEdit

A witch or wizard can go to a wizarding painter to have themselves painted.[2] This is usually done so that the portraitist can enchant the portait to have some characteristics of the subject.[2]

Portrait personEdit

A portrait knows little if anything of its subject's life, and therefore could not hold a very interesting conversation about its subject.[2] The exception to this is of the portraits of Hogwarts headmasters, which are kept in a cupboard from the time of their painting, which is usually very old,[1] until the subject dies.[2] The headmaster can therefore teach their portrait to act and speak like them so that they can teach their successors.[2]

The person depicted in a portrait can therefore live indefinitely,[5] although a portrait does have reason to fear for their life or well-being.[6]

Magical photographsEdit

A witch or wizard may also produce a magical photograph, photographs that have been put through a special potion. These, however, are simply animated images; the subject of the photograph has no sentience whatsoever, and is a mere recording of an already happened event, occurring in a continuous loop.[7]

Known portraitsEdit

Portrait Known locations Notes
Albus Dumbledore During Severus Snape's time as Headmaster the painting hid the Sword of Gryffindor, to keep it safe from Lord Voldemort.
Ambrose Swott
Anne Boleyn
Ariana Dumbledore In 1997–1998 school year, her portrait concealed a secret passage to the Room of Requirement.
Armando Dippet
Barnabas the Barmy
Professor Basil Fronsac Secret passages:

1995–1996 school year



1996–1997 school year

Bloody Baron Slytherin House Ghost
Brian Gagwilde III
Brutus Scrimgeour Concealed a secret passage between the Trophy Room and the 4th floor.
Circe Concealed a secret passage between the Grand Staircase and the Entrance Hall side room.
Damara Dodderidge 1995 to 1997* Her portrait concealed a secret passage from the Grand Staircase to the Clock Tower.
Daryle Unknown
Dexter Fortescue
Dilys Derwent
Edgar Stroulger Guards a secret passage in 1993
Elfrida Cragg
Elizabeth Burke 1991 to 1995*Grand Staircase1995 to 1996*Entrance Dungeon*Near the entrance to the Potions Classroom*The 7th floor corridor 1995 to 1996 her portrait concealed 2 secret passageways:



1997

Emeric Switch
Edessa Sakndenberg
Everard
Fat Friar Hufflepuff House Ghost
Fat Lady
George von Rheticus 1995–1996 school year



1996–1997 school year

Secret passages:

1995–1996 school year



1996–1997 school year

Giffard Abbott 1995 to 1997 guarded 2 short-cuts:
Gilderoy Lockhart Only during the 1992–1993 school year
Glanmore Peakes Concealed a secret passage between the Grand Staircase and the Entrance Hall side room.
Godric Gryffindor Guarded a secret passage between the Grand Staircase and the Entrance Hall side room.One of the founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Google Stump Concealed a secret passage to the 1st floor corridor.
Greta Catchlove Concealed a secret passage between the Grand Staircase and the Entrance Hall side room.
Günther der Gewalttätige ist der Gewinner
  • Unknown
Depicts Gunther the Violent
Helena Ravenclaw Her portrait was non-speaking
Heliotrope Wilkins
Hengist Rawkes
Iris Pivis
Merwyn the Malicious Concealed a secret passage between the Grand Staircase and the Entrance Hall side room.
Mirabella Plunkett Concealed a secret passage between the Grand Staircase and the Entrance Hall side room.
Newton Scamander
Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington
Norvel Twonk Concealed a secret passage between the Grand Staircase and the Entrance Hall side room.
Oraclitus Spheer
Percival Pratt 1995–1996 school year
Phineas Nigellus Black
People watching Quidditch
Professor Walter Aragon
Quentin Trimble
Salazar Slytherin Concealed a secret passage between the Dungeons antechamber and the Entrance Hall side room.[8]One of the founders of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Sedley Smirkpaltter
Severus Snape
Sir Cadogan In 1993, he was temporarily the guard to the Gryffindor Tower while the Fat Lady's portrait was being repaired.
Timothy the Timid 1995–1996 school year



1996–1997 school year

Secret Passages:

1995–1996 school year



1996–1997 school year

  • Between the Grand Staircase and the Quidditch Gate
  • Between the Quidditch Gate and the Portrait Room
Tobias Manlethorpe
Temeritus Shanks 1992–1993 school year



1995–1996 school year

Secret passages:

1995–1996 school year



1996–1997 school year

Unidentified red-haired witch Grand Staircase
Valeria Myriadd 1991–1992 school year



1992–1993 school year

Secret passage between the Gryffindor Tower to a Disused seventh floor bathroom
Vindictus Viridian Concealed the entrance to the Room of Rewards.
Violet Is friends with the Fat Lady.
Vulpus
Walburga Black Magically fixed to the wall with a Permanent Sticking Charm.
Woman in the hospital wing

Behind the scenesEdit

  • In the LEGO Harry Potter games, portraits are shown to be far more interactive than in any other media, with objects able to move from the portrait out to the real world and vice versa. Many puzzles in both games revolve around getting a portrait to give you a necessary object, or bringing a real world object into the portrait to assist its occupants.
  • J. K. Rowling once claimed in an interview that all of the portraits seen at Hogwarts depict deceased individuals.[9] This is not strictly true, however; Gilderoy Lockhart owned several portraits of himself which he hung in his classroom and office.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter Limited Edition
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 New from J. K. Rowling - Hogwarts Portraits
  3. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 37 (The Lost Prophecy)
  4. Wizard of the Month
  5. As Phineas Nigellus lived for at least seventy-three years after his portrait was painted, seemingly without aging or dying.
  6. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady)
  7. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets - Chapter 7 (Mudbloods and Murmurs)
  8. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game) - PC version
  9. Edinburgh Book Festival, Sunday 15th August 2004

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