Shakespeare and his Circle

Past display archive
4 October 2008 - 1 July 2009

Room 4


The literature of the late Elizabethan and Jacobean period, including the works of Shakespeare, is one of England's greatest contributions to world culture. This display celebrates the Gallery's unrivalled collection of literary portraits from this period, including recently acquired paintings of John Donne and John Fletcher, and outstanding images of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson.