Making Art in Tudor Britain
The National Portrait Gallery holds the largest public collection of Tudor and Jacobean painting in the world. The collections are one of the most significant resources for the understanding of visual culture in the English Renaissance. This research programme offers a unique opportunity to develop and share our knowledge.
Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director
Outline of why research into the Gallery's Tudor and Jacobean portraits is important and what will be achieved through the survey.
Research undertaken as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project has revealed unexpected information about some of the Gallery’s portraits.
The database presents the research results on each individual work, incorporating a selection of images and a comparative image viewer.
Recent conservation treatment has allowed further research to be undertaken on this key portrait.
Relationships with both UK and international trusts to help fund many aspects of the Gallery's work.
Donations from individuals, trusts and foundations, and corporate supporters have allowed us to acquire new works, conserve the Collection, inspire learning and widen access.