A portfolio is a number of prints presented as a group and often, though not necessarily, by the same artist and based on a related theme

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  • British School 18th century, 'A Man with a Portfolio, Taking Snuff. Verso: Beginning of a Girl's Head' date not known
    British School 18th century
    A Man with a Portfolio, Taking Snuff. Verso: Beginning of a Girl's Head date not known
    Pen and watercolour and brush and watercolour on paper
    support: 291 x 163 mm
    Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
  • Naum Gabo, 'Cover Design for a Portfolio of Prints' circa 1975
    Naum Gabo
    Cover Design for a Portfolio of Prints circa 1975
    Wax crayon and printer's ink with roller on paper
    support: 511 x 432 mm
    Presented by the artist 1977The Work of Naum Gabo © Nina & Graham Williams/Tate, London 2011
  • Henry Moore OM, CH, '[portfolio folder]' 1973
    Henry Moore OM, CH
    [portfolio folder] 1973
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 454 x 514 mm
    Presented by the artist 1975© The Henry Moore Foundation. This image must not be reproduced or altered without prior consent from the Henry Moore Foundation.

Sometimes they will be considered as a set or series of images. The term portfolio also applies to the physical folder in which such series may be stored or held.