• Miles Hedley

ROYAL PORTRAITS at the National Maritime Museum

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

A major National Maritime Museum art exhibition exploring the changing nature of monarchy and royal portraiture over the past five centuries had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 lockdown. But the good news is that it is being rescheduled for early next year.

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits - a collaboration between Royal Museums Greenwich and the National Portrait Gallery – will feature more than 150 pieces by some of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Peter Lely and Godfrey Kneller to Andy Warhol and photographer Annie Leibovitz.

Highlights will range from a 1505 portrait of Henry VII (below) to domestic photos of Queen Victoria, wedding pictures of the future George VI and Queen Mother (above) and a selection of images of the current royal family.

Museum chiefs hope to open the postponed show next February. Further updates and exhibition information at www.rmg.co.uk/TudorsWindsors

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