National Portrait Gallery

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Wednesday 8 May 2019



The National Portrait Gallery will host the first major exhibition on Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures for over 35 years. Key works from public and private collections will explore the careers of Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver.  The exhibition will explore what these exquisite images reveal about identity, society and visual culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Highlights include Hilliard and Oliver’s portraits of Elizabeth I, images of James I, his wife Anne of Denmark and their three children. Miniatures of some of the most famous figures of the day, such as Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake also feature.

Held at the Linnean Society with coffee on arrival from 10.30am; two morning lectures (beginning at 11am) will be followed by an afternoon visit to the National Portrait Gallery. 

£75, Art Fund Members £70, National Portrait Gallery Members £65

  • Included: Coffee on arrival, two lectures, entrance to the National Portrait Gallery exhibition.
  • Not included: Travel to/from London, lunch
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