Portal 2

Portal 2 Achievements

Portrait of a Lady

Find a hidden portrait

This can be gained in Chapter 7.

Once you've cleared the first Propulsion Gel room and walked through the door, head along the cat walk but stop a bit short and you'll notice a locked gate to your left. Now carry on down the walk way until the metal plates break up revealing a gap and wall at the top of the stairs.

Portal the wall and then put a portal on the wall to your right. Walkthrough, and head right into the office. The portrait is on your right.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by joemanyt
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 10:05:14 PM

I have an idea of who it may be of. If it's of a man, it may be Cave Johnson, if a female, maybe GLaDOS.

Comment #2 by xiao32
Monday, February 28, 2011 @ 07:12:06 AM

Find -a- hidden portrait. From that, I think its safe to assume there are multiple.

Comment #3 by Metroid51X
Friday, April 01, 2011 @ 11:58:50 AM

I'm guessing its going to be cave johnson's wife

Comment #4 by d0ct0rscarecr0w
Monday, April 04, 2011 @ 10:38:53 PM

they actually revealed who this is in a preview of the game but not going to
going to say who
it's at the end of this article if you really want to know.

Comment #5 by mrcrash01
Sunday, April 10, 2011 @ 12:20:03 PM


Comment #6 by d0ct0rscarecr0w
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 @ 09:37:46 PM

*nods* wasn't going to say it though >.

Comment #7 by Stoko
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 06:51:29 AM

I wonder if that's the same portrait Ratman was shown to have painted during Portal 1 in the comic?

Comment #8 by d0ct0rscarecr0w
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 10:56:44 PM

was thinking the same thing

Comment #9 by Joshmesh
Monday, April 18, 2011 @ 09:40:55 PM

I have found the portrait once u start chapter 7 do the first test and before u go to the next one there shud be a closed gate behide the gate is a wall put a portal on that wall then there will be a room with a man and a woman that's the portrait u need to look at

Comment #10 by Etansel
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 12:18:35 PM

It's a picture of Johnson with his assistant, maybe wife, Carolin. She's mentioned in the 4th Investment Opportunity trailer for the Long Fall boots.

Comment #11 by Rockzyk
Tuesday, April 19, 2011 @ 11:01:18 PM

If it really is Michelle then it sounds way too easy...

Comment #12 by ObituaryPenguin
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 @ 06:18:50 PM

Since everyone seems to be so confused, this is the portrait you need to find.

Comment #13 by EziosBladeZz
Sunday, April 24, 2011 @ 09:48:14 AM

Completely missed it some how.

Comment #14 by soat
Friday, April 29, 2011 @ 04:01:07 PM

I´ve found a video:
It´s between chamber 1 and 2 at chapter 7.

Comment #15 by zoogersilver
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 08:16:34 PM

@12 you need to calm down people make mistakes, but GLaDOS isnt human now is she?

Comment #16 by JPafc1996
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 11:31:34 AM

caroline is in the picture, caroline is glados.

Comment #17 by CMpunk17
Monday, May 09, 2011 @ 09:16:56 PM

FACT. caroline is the woman who CORRUPTED glados.

Comment #18 by Shalora
Sunday, June 12, 2011 @ 03:49:17 PM

It sounds like Caroline is the woman who BECAME Glados. The corruption happened at an entirely different time.

Comment #19 by p733r346
Friday, June 17, 2011 @ 09:35:45 PM

@18 that must be the result of the brain-mapping thing that Cave spoke about during the elevator shaft ascent. Caroline never sounded human to begin with, plus he also said put her in his computer if they have to or something along those lines.

Comment #20 by Shalora
Sunday, June 19, 2011 @ 10:14:02 PM

@19, I agree that Carolyn becoming Glados is the result of brain mapping, but I disagree that Caroline never existed. He asks her to "bring" him his pain pills at the beginning of that test (the first with the conversion gel) - computers can't "bring" you things. They can maybe have it sent by bot, but they can't bring it. On Yahoo answers, someone says that it has been confirmed that Caroline is the woman in the portrait and later became Glados, but they didn't cite any references. I have contacted them for the reference, we'll see if I hear back on that one.

Comment #21 by coloneilfrost
Sunday, June 26, 2011 @ 05:21:37 PM

the title could be a reference to a movie called the portrait of a lady

Comment #22 by JohnnyAmerica
Monday, June 27, 2011 @ 09:42:35 PM

Are you people blind, deaf, and dumb? If you play through Portal 2 at all, its clearly implied that GLaDOS is the brain mapped A.I. of Caroline. It has at least 5 clues that almoest state it. Jeez. Get a clue.

Comment #23 by yetinorm
Tuesday, August 02, 2011 @ 03:04:29 PM

lady is GLaDOS, surely

Comment #24 by J30789
Monday, August 22, 2011 @ 01:05:55 PM

@22 is right. Caroline was Cave's assistant and when he became deathly ill as per what he said during the last tests. He also said that Caroline should run the place. Stick her in a computer or my computer I don't care. So Caroline was "brain mapped" as people are calling it and is not a robot which is why she is as she is and why during chapter 7 the potato is thinking because she is trying to remember what happened.

Also bar in mind that the old test chambers were closed on 1961. It is written on the left hand door when you have to push two buttons together to open the massive door? Just to give you an idea of time span.

Comment #25 by 13ip0lar
Friday, August 26, 2011 @ 05:05:12 PM

Omfg, I remember finding this one my first playthrough, but no cheeb. Maybe I was too close to the picture? Gay... anyways, I'm going back now to grab things I missed. So bummed about that though.

Comment #26 by MissMaggots
Sunday, August 28, 2011 @ 08:01:14 PM

You have to stand near the picture and Glados will make a comment about it.
After she speaks, you get the cheevo.

Comment #27 by ugoman
Monday, September 05, 2011 @ 10:34:10 PM

Ok guys, all the answers to who is in the portrait and how it relates to Chell is all right here.

Chell is Cave and Caroline's daughter. She was brought into Aperture Science during 'Bring Your Daughter to Work Day', which is why you see Chell's name on the the overgrown potato, and says 'Special Ingredient by Dad's Work', written on it. Caroline was brain-mapped and put into GLaDOS. Weatley was placed onto GLaDOS back then to control her and have her forget about her human self, Caroline. Everything else is explained in the link.

Comment #28 by Bllaaahhhh
Friday, November 25, 2011 @ 08:31:03 PM

Something that I discovered in the portrait is that both Caroline and Chell are there.If you look closely Chell is to the left of Cave in the shadows and Caroline is the other woman next to Cave.

Comment #29 by Iron Kozak
Friday, January 06, 2012 @ 10:58:48 PM

Thank you!

Comment #30 by Mikau94
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 @ 02:35:36 PM

This is the kind of Easter Egg I like to see; it adds to the story. I think Caroline is was married to Cave after he makes his announcement about her being single. I wonder if the woman in the background is Chell or if it is a statue. If Chell is the the one in the background Valve could do something in Portal 3 to imply Chell was interested in Cave or jealous of Caroline.

They could even make it so that Caroline lost her memory during the brain mapping process and woke up without any memories and reinvented herself as Chell. That would be a twist.

Comment #31 by Tigersalamander
Thursday, August 29, 2013 @ 10:26:05 AM

Carolyn is Glados. It even states it at the end when Glados says "Carolyn lives inside my brain".

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Electronic Arts


US April 19, 2011
Europe April 22, 2011

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