Tudor and Elizabethan portraits



A selection of portraits from 1485 to 1603, many of which are on display at the Gallery or at Montacute House, our regional partner in Somerset.


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King Henry VII, by Unknown Flemish artist, 1505 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VII
by Unknown Flemish artist
1505
NPG 416

John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners, by Unknown Netherlandish artist, circa 1520-1530 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Bourchier, 2nd Baron Berners
by Unknown Netherlandish artist
circa 1520-1530
NPG 4953

Queen Mary I, attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte), circa 1521-1525 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary I
attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
circa 1521-1525
NPG 6453

Unknown woman, formerly known as Catherine Howard, after Hans Holbein the Younger, late 17th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Unknown woman, formerly known as Catherine Howard
after Hans Holbein the Younger
late 17th century
NPG 1119

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, after Hans Holbein the Younger, early 17th century (1533-1534) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
after Hans Holbein the Younger
early 17th century (1533-1534)
NPG 1727

Sir Thomas More, after Hans Holbein the Younger, early 17th century (1527) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Thomas More
after Hans Holbein the Younger
early 17th century (1527)
NPG 4358

Katherine of Aragon, attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte), circa 1525 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Katherine of Aragon
attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
circa 1525
NPG 4682

William Warham, after Hans Holbein the Younger, early 17th century (1527) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Warham
after Hans Holbein the Younger
early 17th century (1527)
NPG 2094

Nicholas Kratzer, after Hans Holbein the Younger, late 16th century (1528) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Nicholas Kratzer
after Hans Holbein the Younger
late 16th century (1528)
NPG 5245

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1532-1533 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1532-1533
NPG 6310

Anne Boleyn, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (circa 1533-1536) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne Boleyn
by Unknown artist
late 16th century (circa 1533-1536)
NPG 668

King Henry VIII, by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist, circa 1535-1540 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII
by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
circa 1535-1540
NPG 3638

Sir Nicholas Poyntz, after Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1530-1599 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Nicholas Poyntz
after Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1530-1599
NPG 5583

King Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger, (1536) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII
after Hans Holbein the Younger
(1536)
NPG 157

King Henry VIII, after Hans Holbein the Younger, (circa 1536-1537) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII
after Hans Holbein the Younger
(circa 1536-1537)
NPG 324

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, by Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1536-1537 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII
by Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1536-1537
NPG 4027

Sir Richard Southwell, after Hans Holbein the Younger, late 16th century (1536) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Richard Southwell
after Hans Holbein the Younger
late 16th century (1536)
NPG 4912

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex, studio of Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1537 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
studio of Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1537
NPG 6311

Sir William Butts, after Hans Holbein the Younger, late 16th century (circa 1540-1543) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir William Butts
after Hans Holbein the Younger
late 16th century (circa 1540-1543)
NPG 210

King Henry VI, by Unknown English artist, circa 1540 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VI
by Unknown English artist
circa 1540
NPG 2457

King Edward IV, by Unknown English artist, circa 1540 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward IV
by Unknown English artist
circa 1540
NPG 3542

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, by Unknown artist, circa 1540-1545 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk
by Unknown artist
circa 1540-1545
NPG 516

King Henry VIII, by Unknown artist, perhaps early 17th century (circa 1542) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII
by Unknown artist
perhaps early 17th century (circa 1542)
NPG 496

Queen Mary I, by Master John, 1544 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary I
by Master John
1544
NPG 428

Katherine Parr, attributed to Master John, circa 1545 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Katherine Parr
attributed to Master John
circa 1545
NPG 4451

Katherine Parr, by Unknown artist, circa 1545 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Katherine Parr
by Unknown artist
circa 1545
NPG 4618

Thomas Cranmer, by Gerlach Flicke, 1545-1546 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Cranmer
by Gerlach Flicke
1545-1546
NPG 535

King Edward VI, attributed to William Scrots, 1546 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward VI
attributed to William Scrots
1546
NPG 1299

King Edward VI, studio of William Scrots, circa 1546 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward VI
studio of William Scrots
circa 1546
NPG 442

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, after William Scrots, circa 1570-1580s (1546) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
after William Scrots
circa 1570-1580s (1546)
NPG 4952

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, by Unknown artist, circa 1546 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey
by Unknown artist
circa 1546
NPG 5291

King Edward VI, by Unknown English artist, circa 1547 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward VI
by Unknown English artist
circa 1547
NPG 5511

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth, by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist, 1549-1550 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Wentworth, 1st Baron Wentworth
by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
1549-1550
NPG 1851

Sir Thomas Wyatt, by Unknown artist, circa 1550 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Thomas Wyatt
by Unknown artist
circa 1550
NPG 3331

Queen Mary I, by Hans Eworth, 1554 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Mary I
by Hans Eworth
1554
NPG 4861

King Richard III, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (late 15th century) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Richard III
by Unknown artist
late 16th century (late 15th century)
NPG 148

Elizabeth of York, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (circa 1500) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Elizabeth of York
by Unknown artist
late 16th century (circa 1500)
NPG 311

Thomas Wolsey, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (circa 1520) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Thomas Wolsey
by Unknown artist
late 16th century (circa 1520)
NPG 32

King Edward VI and the Pope, by Unknown artist, circa 1570 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward VI and the Pope
by Unknown artist
circa 1570
NPG 4165

King Edward IV, by Unknown artist, late 16th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward IV
by Unknown artist
late 16th century
NPG 4980(10)

King Edward V, by Unknown artist, late 16th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward V
by Unknown artist
late 16th century
NPG 4980(11)

King Henry VIII, by Unknown artist, late 16th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII
by Unknown artist
late 16th century
NPG 4980(14)

King Edward III, by Unknown artist, late 16th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward III
by Unknown artist
late 16th century
NPG 4980(7)

King Richard II, by Unknown artist, late 16th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Richard II
by Unknown artist
late 16th century
NPG 4980(8)

King Henry IV, by Unknown artist, late 16th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry IV
by Unknown artist
late 16th century
NPG 4980(9)

King Henry V, by Unknown artist, late 16th or early 17th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry V
by Unknown artist
late 16th or early 17th century
NPG 545

Katherine of Aragon, by Unknown artist, early 18th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Katherine of Aragon
by Unknown artist
early 18th century
NPG 163

Philip II, King of Spain, by Unknown artist, circa 1580 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Philip II, King of Spain
by Unknown artist
circa 1580
NPG 347

Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey), by Unknown artist, 1590s? - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Lady Jane Dudley (née Grey)
by Unknown artist
1590s?
NPG 6804

Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants, attributed to Rowland Lockey, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, 1593 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Thomas More, his father, his household and his descendants
attributed to Rowland Lockey, after Hans Holbein the Younger
1593
NPG 2765

John Donne, by Unknown English artist, circa 1595 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Donne
by Unknown English artist
circa 1595
NPG 6790

King William I (

King William I ('The Conqueror')
by Unknown artist
circa 1620
NPG 4980(1)

King Henry I, by Unknown artist, circa 1620 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry I
by Unknown artist
circa 1620
NPG 4980(2)

King Henry II, by Unknown artist, circa 1620 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry II
by Unknown artist
circa 1620
NPG 4980(4)

King John, by Unknown artist, circa 1620 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King John
by Unknown artist
circa 1620
NPG 4980(5)

King Edward II, by Unknown artist, circa 1620 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Edward II
by Unknown artist
circa 1620
NPG 4980(6)

Anne of Cleves, by Wenceslaus Hollar, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, 1648 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne of Cleves
by Wenceslaus Hollar, after Hans Holbein the Younger
1648
NPG D11254

Jane Seymour, by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after  Adriaen van der Werff, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, published 1707 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jane Seymour
by Cornelis Martinus Vermeulen, after Adriaen van der Werff, after Hans Holbein the Younger
published 1707
NPG D9086

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour, by George Vertue, after  Remigius van Leemput, after  Hans Holbein the Younger, 1737 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII; Elizabeth of York; Jane Seymour
by George Vertue, after Remigius van Leemput, after Hans Holbein the Younger
1737
NPG D18545

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