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Room 4
Tudor Court Life and Literature

Room 4 This room includes a selection of portraits of well-known figures from the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries while portraits of the monarchs of the period can be seen in The Real Tudors (12 September 2014 – 1 March 2015) in Rooms 1, 2 and 3.



Room introduction The Real Tudors

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

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148

King Richard III

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (late 15th century)
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 148

1727

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, early 17th century (1532-1533)
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1727

668

Anne Boleyn

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1533-1536)
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 668

4451

Katherine Parr

attributed to Master John
oil on panel, circa 1545
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4451

2184

William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley

by Unknown Anglo-Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, 1560s
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2184

6790

John Donne

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

4985

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, circa 1597
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4985

L114

Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1600
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L114

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