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Room 2
Elizabethan England

Room 2This long gallery, redesigned by Dixon Jones as part of the Ondaatje Wing redevelopment in 2000, covers the long reign of Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1603. The Coronation Portrait from around 1559 at the entrance to the room and the Ditchley Portrait from around 1592 frame the rest of the display. Amongst other important portraits is a full-length portrait of Drake marking how Britain became a world power.

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12 portraits on display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery

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1132

King Edward VI

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, (circa 1542)
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1132

428

Queen Mary I

by Master John
oil on panel, 1544
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 428

1299

King Edward VI

attributed to William Scrots
oil on panel, anamorphosis, 1546
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1299

442

King Edward VI

by Unknown artist, after William Scrots
oil on panel, circa 1546
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 442

5511

King Edward VI

by Workshop associated with 'Master John'
oil on panel, circa 1547
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5511

4165

King Edward VI and the Pope

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4165

190

Queen Elizabeth I

associated with Nicholas Hilliard
oil on panel, circa 1575
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 190

2082

Queen Elizabeth I

by Unknown continental artist
oil on panel, circa 1575
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2082

541

Queen Elizabeth I

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, circa 1588
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 541

6947

Queen Elizabeth I ('Elizabeth I and the Three Goddesses')

attributed to Isaac Oliver
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, circa 1590
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6947

2561

Queen Elizabeth I ('The Ditchley portrait')

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, circa 1592
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2561

5175

Queen Elizabeth I

by Unknown English artist
oil on panel, circa 1600
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5175