Heightening is a brightening technique often used in drawing which allows the artist to brighten and intensify the image to bring out important features and to give an illusion of light and depth. In chalk or pastel drawings and sketches Chinese white is often used to heighten a picture as it provides a good contrast.
King George IV
by H. de Janvry
by Sir David Low
Mr Fox and his Friends
by William Lane
Tudor and Elizabethan matching pairs
Test your memory by playing our matching pairs game. Three levels of difficulty make it fun for the whole family.
Regency familiar faces
Rearrange tiles to uncover sitters from the Gallery's Collection by playing our puzzle game.
Who do you think you were?
Answer a few lifestyle questions about the Elizabethan period and discover your inner Elizabethan!