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Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery

Early Stuart Britain

With the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 the Tudor dynasty came to an end. James VI of Scotland, a cousin of Elizabeth's, succeeded to the English throne, becoming James I of England. The Stuart family was to reign for over a century, a period of great achievements but also of civil upheaval on an unprecedented scale.

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6 portraits on display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery

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Anne of Denmark, by John De Critz the Elder - NPG 6918

Anne of Denmark

by John De Critz the Elder
oil on canvas, circa 1605-1610
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6918

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, attributed to William Larkin, and  studio of William Larkin - NPG 3840

George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham

attributed to William Larkin, and studio of William Larkin
oil on canvas, circa 1616
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 3840

Benjamin Jonson, by Abraham van Blyenberch - NPG 2752

Benjamin Jonson

by Abraham van Blyenberch
oil on canvas, circa 1617
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 2752

John Fletcher, by Unknown artist - NPG 6829

John Fletcher

by Unknown artist
oil on oak panel, circa 1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6829

Sir Nathaniel Bacon, by Sir Nathaniel Bacon - NPG L260

Sir Nathaniel Bacon

by Sir Nathaniel Bacon
oil on canvas, circa 1620
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG L260

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by Daniel Mytens - NPG 109

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by Daniel Mytens
oil on canvas, 1621
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 109