Elizabeth I and Her People †

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 5TH JANUARY 2014

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Elizabeth I and Her PeopleThe arts flourished during the 45-year reign of Elizabeth I, who attended the first performance of William Shakesperes A Midsummer Night's Dream. However, this exhibition is as much an illustrated social history of a period economic prosperity, when explorers Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh's maritime discoveries led to new trade routes in the East Indies and Middle East and an age of colonisation.
As well as lesser-known portraits of The Virgin Queen herself, the exhibition incorporates images of courtiers William Cecil and Bess of Hardwick, poet John Donne, Francis Drake, and, most curiously, the first ever portrait of a guinea pig. Clutched in the hands of a child from a wealthy Spanish family, the exotic pet would have been brought to Europe by traders travelling between South America and Spain. Other characters represented in the exhibition include Elizabethan lawyers, goldsmiths, merchants, playwrights and artists, who represented the wealthy middle class that burgeoned during her reign.

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The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. More about National Portrait Gallery

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Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.2016-06-30T12:30:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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Visualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked PortraitVisualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked PortraitLearn about representations of the body in art.2016-06-30T14:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Charlotte, Emily And AnneCharlotte, Emily And AnneThe Live Literature Company presents a staged reading of Douglas Verrall's ensemble play to commemorate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth. Directed by Valerie Doulton, and starring Wendy Morgan, Louise Bangay, Robin Miller and Maeve O'Sullivan.2016-06-30T19:00:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political PortraitsBSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political PortraitsChisato Minamimura looks at Golub and his political portraits from the 1970s.2016-06-30T19:30:00+01002016-06-30T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
BP Portrait Award 2016BP Portrait Award 2016BP Portrait Award 2016 The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery . The highly successful annual open competition, which attracted a record 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries last year, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown al2016-06-30T00:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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DATES23rd June to 18th September 2016
VENUENational Portrait Gallery
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery . The highly successful annual open competition, which attracted a record 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries last year, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown al...†More about this event
Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855On the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth a free display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art goes on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Among the treasures belonging to the author of Jane Eyre are paintings and drawings by Charlotte, letters and journals, the famous 'little books' created by the Bronte sisters as ch2016-06-30T00:00:00+01002016-08-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES22nd February to 14th August 2016
VENUENational Portrait Gallery
On the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth a free display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art goes on display at the National Portrait Gallery. Among the treasures belonging to the author of Jane Eyre are paintings and drawings by Charlotte, letters and journals, the famous 'little books' created by the Bronte sisters as ch...†More about this event
Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political PortraitsLeon Golub Powerplay: The Political PortraitsThe internationally recognised American artist Leon Golub (1922-2004) is best known for his large-scale paintings of Mercenaries, Interrogations and Riots in which the depiction of power is a central concern. This display focuses on Golub's political portraits from the 1970s. Comprising portraits of heads of state, corporate, military and religious2016-06-30T10:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948Over 40 photographs that reflect the lives and experiences of men and women of African and Asian heritage in 19th and early 20th-century Britain, in the years before the Empire Windrush brought the first large group of Caribbean immigrants to these shores.2016-06-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
National Portrait GalleryNational Portrait GalleryThe World famous art gallery, which was opened at its current location in 1856, is one of the UK's largest collection of portraits depicting people of historical important and cultural significance. The gallery also contains ever changing exhibitions, from modern photography to Victorian paintings.2016-06-30T10:00:00+01002016-12-31T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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