Tudor Miniatures



Sir Walter Ralegh, by Nicholas Hilliard, circa 1585 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir Walter Ralegh
by Nicholas Hilliard
circa 1585
NPG 4106



From 6 November 2004
Room 3 - Tudor Galleries
Admission free

New displays in the miniatures gallery include early coins and medals on loan from the British Museum and a range of miniatures and larger scale cabinet portraits from the Gallery's collections. To improve access to this unique but fragile material, more of the collection is on display on a rotating basis. An Elizabethan face pattern is used to explore the question of how Tudor portraits were created and produced.