The Tudors in Art, Objects and Imagery

The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England

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Quentin Metsys the Younger (Netherlandish, 1543–1589)

Elizabeth I of England (The Sieve Portrait), 1583

Oil on canvas

49 x 36 in. (124.5 x 91.5 cm)

Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena. By permission of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Museum Complex of Tuscany (Polo Museale della Toscana) Photo Archive of the National Gallery of Siena (Pinacoteca Nazionale di Siena)


Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)

Henry VIII, ca. 1537

Oil on wood

11 x 7 7/8 in. (28 x 20 cm)

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

Image © Museo Nacional Thyssen- Bornemisza, Madrid



872295 King Edward VI, c.1550 (oil on panel) by Scrots, Guillaume (fl.1537-53) (attr. to); 58×68 cm; Compton Verney, Warwickshire, UK; ( Edward VI (12 October 1537 – 6 July 1553), King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. Inscribed ‘alter ego’); © Compton Verney .
Please note: This photograph requires additional permission prior to use. If you wish to reproduce this image, please contact Bridgeman Images and we will manage the permission request on your behalf.
Attributed to Guillim Scrots (Flemish, active 1537– 1553)

Edward VI, King of England, ca. 1547-50 Oil on panel

22 13/16 × 26 3/4 in. (58 × 68 cm)

Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire Image © Compton Verney Photograph by Jamie Woodley



Hans Eworth (Flemish, ca. ca. 1525–after 1578)

Mary I, 1554 Oil on wood

41 × 30 3/4 in. (104 × 78 cm)

Society of Antiquaries of London

Image © The Society of Antiquaries of London

Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger (Flemish, Bruges 1561–1635/36 London)

Queen Elizabeth I (The Ditchley Portrait), ca. 1592 Oil on canvas

95 x 60 in. (241 x 152 cm) National Portrait Gallery, London

Image © National Portrait Gallery, London

Jean Mallard (French, active 1534/1553) The Psalter of Henry VIII, 1540 Tempera on parchment

8 1/16 x 5 1/2 in. (20.5 x 14 cm) British Library

Image © British Library Board, 2.A.XVI


Book of Hours of Mary of England, Queen of France, 1500–1505

Vellum (95 leaves), 38 miniatures

24 7/16 x 27 15/16 in. (62 x 71 cm) Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon

Photo: Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon / Jean-Luc Bouchier


Nicholas Hilliard (British, Exeter ca. 1547–1619 London)

Heneage (or Armada) Jewel, ca. 1595–1600 Enameled gold, table-cut diamonds, Burmese rubies, rock crystal, and a miniature on vellum

2 3/4 × 2 in. (7 × 5.1 cm)

Victoria and Albert Museum

Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Design attributed to Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio or Santi) (Italian, Urbino 1483–1520 Rome)

The Triumph of Hercules, ca. 1540

Wool, silk, and gilt-metal- and silver-wrapped thread 15 ft. 11 5/16 in. x 21 ft. 1 15/16 in. (486 × 645 cm) Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2022

Candle-bearing angel with beaded headband, by Benedetto da Rovezzano, bronze, about 1524-1529
Benedetto da Rovezzano (1474-1554);
Bronze, cast

Benedetto da Rovezzano (Italian, Pistoia, 1474–ca. 1554)

Angel, 1524–29 Bronze, cast

39 3/4 x 19 3/4 x 13 in. (101 × 50 × 33 cm)

Victoria and Albert Museum

Image © Victoria and Albert Museum, London


Furnishing Textile, late 15th–mid-16th century Silk and metal thread

10 ft. 5 1/2 in. x 68 in. (318.8 x 172.7 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY (67.55.101)

Attributed to Nicholas Bellin of Modena (Italian, Modena, ca. 1490–1569 London)

Design for an Interior with the Arms of Henry VIIIWhitehall, ca. 1545

Pen and ink on beige paper. 8 1/16 x 10 13/16 in. (20.5 x 27.5 cm)

Musée du Louvre

Image © RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY


Workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)

Henry VIII, ca. 1540 Oil on panel

93 5/8 × 52 3/4 in. (237.9 × 134 cm)

Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool (WAG 1350)

Image Courtesy National Museums Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery


Attributed to Marcus Gheeraerts the Younger, (Flemish, 1561–1635/36)

Elizabeth I (The Rainbow Portrait), ca. 1602 Oil on canvas

50 3/8 x 40 in. (128 x 101.6 cm)

Reproduced with the permission of the Marquess of Salisbury, Hatfield House

Image ©Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, UK/Bridgeman Images


Ewer from Burghley House, Lincolnshire

Chinese porcelain 1573–ca. 1585, British mounts ca. 1585

Hard-paste porcelain, gilded silver Height: 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1944 (44.14.2)


R W (British)

Cup with Cover, 1590–91 Mother-of-pearl, gilded silver

7 3/4 × 4 × 4 in. (19.5 × 10 × 10 cm)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Irwin Untermyer, 1968 (68.141.120a, b)

Unknown English Artist

Abd al-Wahid bin Mas’ood bin Mohammad ‘Annouri,


Oil on oak panel

44 1/2 x 34 1/2 inches (113 x 87.6 cm)

Birmingham University, Campus Collection of Fine and Decorative Art (BIRRC-A0427)

Image © Research and Cultural Collections, University of Birmingham


Nicholas Hilliard (British, Exeter ca. 1547–1619 London)

Sir Anthony Mildmay, Knight of Apethorpe, Northamptonshire, ca. 1590–93

Watercolor on vellum, laid on card, mounted on wood 9 1/8 x 6 7/8 in. (23.3 x 17.4 cm)

Cleveland Museum of Art, Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund (1926.554)

Courtesy of The Cleveland Museum of Art


Designed by Pieter Coecke van Aelst (Netherlandish, Aelst 1502–1550 Brussels); possibly woven under the direction of Paulus van Oppenem, (Brussels, active ca. 1510–45)

Detail of Saint Paul Directing the Burning of the Heathen Books, from a nine-piece set of the Life of Saint Paul, before September 1539

Wool (warp), wool, silk, silver, and gilded-silver metal- wrapped threads (wefts)

134 x 216 in. (340 x 550 cm)

Private collection


Attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger (German, Augsburg 1497/98–1543 London)

Design for a Chimneypiece, ca. 1537–43

Pen and black ink, with gray, blue, and red wash 21 1/8 x 16 7/8 in. (53.9 x 42.7 cm)

British Museum, London (PD 1854,0708.1) Image © The Trustees of the British Museum

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One response to “The Tudors in Art, Objects and Imagery”

  1. This collection is simply superb! It serves to illustrate the highest level of quality and achievement of creators. The detail in many items is outstanding and fine examples of human endeavor. The curators of this exhibition are to be praised and congratulated. Wonderful.

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