The National Portrait Gallery

Having a great time here in London. We came down yesterday for the wedding and though that we may as well make a mini holiday of it! So today we went to the National Portrait Gallery…

It felt completely indescribable to see all of the portraits that I’ve  known for all of these years and keep prints of on my bedroom wall in reality. The things one can notice when looking at the real thing is unbelievable! It’s been a truly excellent weekend so far indeed!

I walked into the NPG to see this…

Queen Victoria, replica by Sir George Hayter, 1863 (1838) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Then I cried…

Also in the gallery which may be of interest to Tudor-buffs…

Queen Mary I, attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte), circa 1521-1525 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonCatherine of Aragon, attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte), circa 1525 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, LondonKing Henry VII, by Unknown artist, 1505 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London Anne Boleyn, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (circa 1533-1536) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London King Henry VIII; King Henry VII, by Hans Holbein the Younger, circa 1536-1537 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London Queen Mary I, by Master John, 1544 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London  Catherine Parr, attributed to Master John, circa 1545 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London 

Thomas Cranmer, by Gerlach Flicke, 1545 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London King Edward VI, by Unknown artist, after  William Scrots, circa 1547 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London Queen Mary I, by Hans Eworth, 1554 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London Catherine of Aragon, by Unknown artist, early 18th century - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London 

And for the Plantagenets…

    King Edward IV, by Unknown artist, circa 1540 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London King Richard III, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (late 15th century) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London Elizabeth of York, by Unknown artist, late 16th century (circa 1500) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

And there is so much more!

Only problem is, half the portraits on the website aren’t actually there which is rather annoying…

Well worth a visit if you’re in London- the place is stunning!

But be warned- The National Gallery is NOT the National Portrait gallery! So be careful about which one you go in because I got the wrong one first time! Hope you enjoy if you ever go down there- so much fun and incredibly fascinating!

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3 responses to “The National Portrait Gallery

  1. YYAYYAAAYAAAAAYYY! party time! 🙂

  2. I thought this blog was really interesting and completely overwhelming considering that you are a young, budding historian. Many grown adults couldn’t even write a blog this advanced; or even this long and informative. I admire your discipline to type so much on a subject you have obvious passion for! When the world is crying out for history reporters/ blog creators; you will be the one person who deserves the job. You have evidently worked so hard and I hope that you are rewarded for that in the future. You should never give up on your dreams and sdon’t let people like #The Unknown put you down. You are obviously more capable and clever than the jealous scum out there waiting to make someone feel down. I admire your hisorical skill.

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