Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition book Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition book Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits
Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition book Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition book Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits

Regular price £29.95 £29.95 Sale

The book to accompany the Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits exhibition this year at the National Maritime Museum. This major exhibition brings together works from the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Museums Greenwich and private collections in a truly landmark collaboration.

The Collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London, embraces over 500 years of British history, more than 60,000 sitters and explores ideas of social change, power and influence. Arguably as powerful and influential as any individual are the heads of state and empire, whose portraits are among the most popular in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.

For the exhibition that accompanies this book, the portraits of kings, queens, statesmen and stateswomen featured provide audiences with the opportunity to encounter these famous historical and contemporary personalities face to face. This publication traces major events in British history and examines the ways in which royal portraiture has reflected individual sitters’ personalities and wider social, cultural and historical change. Works are arranged chronologically in sections, each of which is prefaced by an introductory text and timeline providing context to the period in question.

Particularly significant portraits from each period are accompanied by extended captions that provide key information on the sitter and the artist. Tudors to Windsors also considers how each dynasty has been perceived and interpreted subsequently, with reference to popular culture and contemporary sources.

A number of features on topics such as Royal Favourites, Royal Weddings, Satire, Royals at War, and Royal Fashion and Jewellery provide insights into particular aspects of royal portraiture and trends within the genre.

The publication includes a foreword by the National Portrait Gallery’s Director, a fully illustrated introductory essay discussing royal patronage and key artists in royal portraiture, and an essay by David Cannadine on the historical role of the monarchy in Britain.

  • Hardback
  • 240 pages
  • English
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm

Tudors to Windsors will be at the National Maritime Museum 28 May - 31 Oct 2021. It will feature works by some of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from court painters Sir Peter Lely and Sir Godfrey Kneller to photographers Cecil Beaton and Annie Leibovitz and artists such as Andy Warhol.

      + Read more - Show less
      • FREE UK Delivery for orders over £50

        Due to the measures we have put in place to keep our E-Commerce team safe, processing and fulfillment times can take up to 3-5 working days. Please see our FAQs for more information.

        FREE UK delivery for orders over £50. 

        For all other orders, we offer a flat rate of £4.95 per order.

        Orders are sent using a tracked service, and please allow a further 1-2 working days to receive,  except for Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) which take a little longer as they are made to order. Please see our Delivery & Returns page for more information. 

      • International Delivery Information

        Delivery rate varies by country and value of order, and starts from as little as £6.95. Please see our Delivery & Returns page for all delivery rates. 

        Due to the measures we have put in place to keep our E-Commerce team safe, processing and fulfillment times can take up to 3-5 working days. 

        All international orders are sent on a RoyalMail/Parcelforce tracked delivery service (details available on request).  Please allow 5-7 working days to receive after we have dispatched, although due to ongoing coronavirus measures, some customers may experience further delays.

        Please see our FAQs for more information.

        Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) take a little longer due to being made to order. Please see our Delivery & Returns page  for more information.

      • Returns Policy

        For all returns, please contact us as soon as possible using the contact form, expressing your wish to return. Please wait for confirmation from one of our team before returning. Under new safety measures, returns will be held for 3 working days before handling.

        Please see our Delivery & Returns page for full information.

      • Every purchase supports the work of Royal Museums Greenwich

        All proceeds from all purchases made on the Royal Museums Greenwich online shop support the work of the museum. 

        Should you wish to, you can now add a voluntary donation to your order. All donations, big or small, will make a difference.

        Thank you for your continued support.