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Room 2 at Montacute House

This long gallery, redesigned by Dixon Jones as part of the Ondaatje Wing redevelopment in 2000, covers the long reign of Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1603. The Coronation Portrait from around 1559 at the entrance to the room and the Ditchley Portrait from around 1592 frame the rest of the display. Amongst other important portraits is a full-length portrait of Drake marking how Britain became a world power.

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6 portraits on display in Room 2 at Montacute House

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Sir William Butts, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 210

Sir William Butts

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, late 16th century, based on a work of circa 1540-1543
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 210

Sir Thomas Wyatt, after Hans Holbein the Younger - NPG 2809

Sir Thomas Wyatt

after Hans Holbein the Younger
oil on panel, 16th century, based on a work of circa 1540
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 2809

King Henry VIII, by Unknown artist - NPG 496

King Henry VIII

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, perhaps early 17th century, based on a work of circa 1542
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 496

Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour, by Unknown artist - NPG 4571

Thomas Seymour, Baron Seymour

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, second half of 16th century
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 4571

Sir William Petre, by Unknown artist - NPG 3816

Sir William Petre

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, 1567
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 3816

Katherine Parr, by Unknown artist - NPG 4618

Katherine Parr

by Unknown artist
oil on panel, late 16th century
On display in Room 2 at Montacute House
NPG 4618