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Room 1
The Early Tudors

Room 1This second floor room begins the chronological sequence of Galleries and covers the Tudor dynasty from the defeat of Richard III at Bosworth Field by Henry Tudor, later crowned Henry VII, in 1485 through the reign of Henry VIII to his death in 1547 and his succession. A large group portrait of the family of Sir Thomas More hangs at the entrance to the room and large cartoon of Henry VIII by Holbein dominates the room itself. There is a wall on the wives of Henry VIII and elsewhere portraits of the central figures of the period, such as Wolsey, Cromwell and Cranmer. A viewing device allows visitors to see 'corrected' the anamorphic portrait of Edward VI in the middle of the room.

Room introduction Montacute House

17 portraits on display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery

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439

King Edward II

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1877 (circa 1330s)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 439

332

King Edward III

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1873 (circa 1377-1380)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 332

396

Edward, Prince of Wales

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1875 (circa 1377)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 396

330

King Richard II

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Nicholas Broker, and Godfrey Prest
electrotype, 1873 (circa 1395-1397)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 330

397

King Henry IV

by Elkington & Co, cast by Domenico Brucciani, after Unknown artist
electrotype, 1875 (circa 1408-1427)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 397

416

King Henry VII

by Unknown Flemish artist
oil on panel, 1505
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 416

4690

King Henry VIII

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, circa 1520
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4690

32

Thomas Wolsey

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1520)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 32

L246

Katherine of Aragon

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1520s
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L246

668

Anne Boleyn

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1533-1536)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 668

4027

King Henry VIII; King Henry VII

by Hans Holbein the Younger
ink and watercolour, circa 1536-1537
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4027

428

Queen Mary I

by Master John
oil on panel, 1544
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 428

535

Thomas Cranmer

by Gerlach Flicke
oil on panel, 1545-1546
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 535

4451

Katherine Parr

attributed to Master John
oil on panel, circa 1545
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4451

1299

King Edward VI

attributed to William Scrots
oil on panel, anamorphosis, 1546
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1299

5511

King Edward VI

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, circa 1547
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5511

148

King Richard III

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (late 15th century)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 148