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Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery

Early Stuart Britain

Room 4This room includes a selection of portraits of well-known figures from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Two of King Henry VIII’s six wives, Anne Bolyen and Katherine Parr, are displayed alongside favourites from the court of Henry’s daughter, the ‘Virgin Queen’ Elizabeth I. These include the courtiers Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex.

Room introduction

8 portraits on display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery

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John Donne, by Unknown English artist - NPG 6790

John Donne

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, circa 1595
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6790

William Shakespeare, associated with John Taylor - NPG 1

William Shakespeare

associated with John Taylor
oil on canvas, feigned oval, circa 1600-1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1

Anne of Denmark, by John De Critz the Elder - NPG 6918

Anne of Denmark

by John De Critz the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1605-1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6918

Henry, Prince of Wales, by Robert Peake the Elder - NPG 4515

Henry, Prince of Wales

by Robert Peake the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4515

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine, by Robert Peake the Elder - NPG 6113

Princess Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia and Electress Palatine

by Robert Peake the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6113

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, attributed to William Larkin, and  studio of William Larkin - NPG 3840

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

attributed to William Larkin, and studio of William Larkin
oil on canvas, circa 1616
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3840

Benjamin Jonson, by Abraham van Blyenberch - NPG 2752

Benjamin Jonson

by Abraham van Blyenberch
oil on canvas, circa 1617
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2752

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by Daniel Mytens - NPG 109

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1621
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 109