Making Art in Tudor Britain

The National Portrait Gallery holds the largest public collection of Tudor and Jacobean painting in the world. The collections are one of the most significant resources for the understanding of visual culture in the English Renaissance. This research programme offers a unique opportunity to develop and share our knowledge.
Sandy Nairne, Director 

Introduction

NPG 1766 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonOutline of why research into the Gallery's Tudor and Jacobean portraits is important and what will be achieved through the survey.

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Highlights from the Research

Discover more about the results of technical analysis in a case study examining the Gallery’s portraits of Elizabeth I

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Search the project database

© National Portrait Gallery, London The database presents the research results on each individual work, incorporating a selection of images and a comparative image viewer.

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Conservation treatment of a portrait of Anne Boleyn

NPG 668 © National Portrait Gallery, LondonRecent conservation treatment has allowed further research to be undertaken on this key portrait.

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Scientific techniques

© National Portrait Gallery, LondonA selection of short films explaining the methods of technical analysis

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Research Team, Publications, Collaboration and Funding

NPG 2457 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonDetails about the Gallery's funding for this project, research team and advisory body.

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Tudor and Jacobean Painting: Production, Influences and Patronage (December 2010)

© National Portrait Gallery, LondonAbstracts and videos from the conference Tudor and Jacobean Painting: Production, Influences and Patronage (December 2010)

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Workshops


NPG 428 - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonAbstracts from Academic Workshops (2007-8) funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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