Elizabeth I focus for major portrait exhibition

Date Posted: 07/10/2013

Elizabeth I & Her People is a major exhibition opening at London’s National Portrait Gallery this autumn, exploring the remarkable reign of Elizabeth I through the lives and portraiture of her subjects.

Running from 10th October to 5th January, portraits of the Tudor Queen will be just one focus of a large exhibition of over 100 objects.

Showcasing accessories, artefacts, costumes, coins, jewellery and crafts; the exhibition will also include portraits of Elizabeth’s courtiers as well as lesser-known images of merchants, lawyers, goldsmiths, calligraphers, playwrights and artists.

Elizabeth I & Her People is promoted as the first exhibition of its kind devoted to the rise of new social classes in Elizabethan society.

It aims to show how members of a growing wealthy middle-class sought to have their likenesses captured for posterity as the mid-16th century interest in portraiture broadened.

Exhibits have been drawn together from private and public collections including Sherborne Castle, Hatfield House, the British Library, the V&A, the British Museum and the Museum of London.

School group booking information

School trip organisers booking tickets for a party of ten or more can take advantage of discounted rates.

For more school trip information contact:

020-7312 2483

Image credit: Queen Elizabeth I, The 'Ermine' Portrait Attributed to Nicolas Hilliard, 1585. Copyright: The Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House.

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