The National Portrait Gallery

Mary, Lady Scudamore 1615 © Image © National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary, Lady Scudamore 1615

Beyond the gallery

We have been in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery since 1975, offering visitors a chance to see over 50 remarkable Tudor and Jacobean portraits in an original setting.

Pictured  © NPG


Pictured & Seen

As a result of an exciting collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery, the National Trust and University of Bristol, a room of the Long Gallery will be the focus of a new exhibition this season, Pictured & Seen. The display focuses on the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. The Bristol University MA course option offered students the opportunity to work alongside the National Portrait Gallery and the National Trust on the interpretation accompanying the exhibition. If you look closely in the background of the More Family portrait you will see a lantern clock hanging on the wall above the gathering. An example of a similar clock from the collection at Tintinhull House is displayed alongside the portrait, making the connection between the past and the present.

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The Long Gallery

  • Room one - James I
  • Room two - Portraits focusing on Henry VIII and members of his court
  • Room three - A room dedicated to Elizabethan England
  • Room four - Pictured and seen
  • Room five - A room devoted to the Jacobean Court