29 May – 3 October 2021
Hugh Lane Room (Room 31) | Free entry
In the Elizabethan Court of the sixteenth century, the art of self-promotion was well established. The first complete display of the Gallery’s collection of portraits from this time features politicians, soldiers, royal suitors and adventurers. Step back in time with spectacular clothes and extravagant personas. Portraits include Elizabeth I and her lover Robert Dudley; Sir Walter Ralegh and his wife Lady Ralegh; and the Earl of Ormond.
Curator | Adrian le Harivel
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