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Room 14
Britain becomes a World Power

Room 14This large room focusses on how Britain became a world power during the 18th century. Companion portraits of George III and Charlotte Sophia of Mecklenburg-Strelitz hang either side of the entrance arch whilst at the other end of the room is the large group portrait of the Death of Chatham, on loan from Tate. Sections of the walls focus on themes: India and the East Indian Company includes portraits of Warren Hastings and Robert Clive meeting Mir Jafar; The Struggle for America includes a portrait of George Washington whilst James Cook is represented in a section on Exploration of the Pacific.

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See also: Room 14: miniature case

25 portraits on display in Room 14 at the National Portrait Gallery

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