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

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416

King Henry VII

by Unknown Netherlandish artist
oil on panel, 1505
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 416

L246

Katherine of Aragon

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1520
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L246

6453

Queen Mary I

attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
watercolour on vellum, circa 1525
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6453

668

Anne Boleyn

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century (circa 1533-1536)
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 668

428

Queen Mary I

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

4451

Katherine Parr

attributed to Master John
oil on panel, circa 1545
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4451

1299

King Edward VI

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

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

4861

Queen Mary I

by Hans Eworth
oil on panel, 1554
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4861

4174

Queen Mary I

after Anthonis Mor (Antonio Moro)
oil on panel, 1555
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4174

4175

Philip II, King of Spain

after Titian
oil on panel, 1555
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4175

108

Queen Elizabeth I

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1572
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 108

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

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

4985

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

by Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger
oil on canvas, circa 1597
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4985

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