The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. Search over 215,000 works, 145,000 of which are illustrated from the 16th Century to the present day.

Search the Collection

The Room 3 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery

Special displays

This small room preserves a number of light-senstive portraits in wallcases displaying a selection of coins and medals of early English kings, as well as miniatures and cabinet pictures from the Tudor and Elizabethan period.

Find out more about the display 'This sceptred isle': Shakespeare and the Plantagenets

See also: Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery

1 portrait on display in the Room 3 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery

List Thumbnail

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 5549

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, after 1588
On display in the Room 3 miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 5549