Painting, Practice and Purpose
Ballot and Ordinary Meeting of Fellows (Fellows and Guests Only)
‘Painting, Practice and Purpose: the Making Art in Tudor Britain project at the National Portrait Gallery’
Tarnya Cooper, FSA, and Charlotte Bolland
The National Portrait Gallery has recently completed a seven year collaborative research project, combining technical analysis with new art historical and archival research to discover more about artistic practice in sixteenth-century Britain. This paper will discuss some of the findings of this new research on key Tudor paintings and will also present the exhibition ‘The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered’.