Lecture: ‘When you see me you know me’: Likeness and Authenticity in the Portraits of the Tudor Dynasty

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25 September 2014, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

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Henry VIII , by Joos van Cleve, c.1530-35 Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Henry VIII ,
by Joos van Cleve, c.1530-35 Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Curators Tarnya Cooper and Charlotte Bolland discuss some of the most famous faces in the Collection in the light of new research undertaken as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project.

Dr Tarnya Cooper is Chief Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Her publications include Searching for Shakespeare (2006), A Guide to Tudor & Jacobean Portraits (2008), Citizen Portrait – Portrait Painting and the Urban Elite, 1540–1620 (2012), Elizabeth I & Her People (2013) and The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered (2014).

Dr Charlotte Bolland  is Project Curator for the Gallery’s Making Art in Tudor Britain project, which involves undertaking research into the Gallery’s collection of Tudor and Jacobean portraits. Her PhD, which was a collaborative project between Queen Mary University and the Royal Collection, looked at 

Italian Material Culture at the Tudor Court, investigating a variety of objects, including books, textiles and horses, and the Italians who brought them to England.

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