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
Outline of why research into the Gallery's Tudor and Jacobean portraits is important and what will be achieved through the survey.
Discover more about the results of technical analysis in a case study examining the Gallery’s portraits of Elizabeth I
The database presents the research results on each individual work, incorporating a selection of images and a comparative image viewer.