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Room 4
Early Stuart Britain

Room 4This room focusses on the Stuart family who reigned in England for over a century after James VI of Scotland became James I of England in 1603. This period brought great achievements but also unprecedented civil strife. James's queen, Anne of Denmark, and his elder son Henry, Prince of Wales, dominated cultural life at the Jacobean court. Also on display are notable literary figures from this period, including Ben Jonson and John Fletcher.

Room introduction

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

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776

Michael Drayton

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1599
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 776

1

William Shakespeare

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

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

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

1112

King Charles I

by Unknown artist
oil on canvas, circa 1617-1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1112

2752

Benjamin Jonson

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

6829

John Fletcher

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6829

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