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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

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

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311

Elizabeth of York

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1500)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 311

4358

Sir Thomas More

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1527)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4358

2094

William Warham

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1527)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2094

1727

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1532-1533)
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1727

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

535

Thomas Cranmer

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

4980(15)

Anne Boleyn

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(15)

4980(7)

King Edward III

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(7)

4980(10)

King Edward IV

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(10)

4980(11)

King Edward V

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(11)

4980(14)

King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(14)

4980(16)

Queen Mary I

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(16)

4980(8)

King Richard II

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(8)

148

King Richard III

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

4980(12)

King Richard III

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(12)

4980(2)

King Henry I

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(2)

4980(4)

King Henry II

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(4)

4980(6)

King Henry III

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(6)

4980(3)

King Stephen

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(3)

4980(1)

King William I ('The Conqueror')

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 1 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4980(1)