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Holbein at the Tudor Court

Mary Shelton, later Lady Heveningham (RCIN 912227)
Mary Shelton, later Lady Heveningham (RCIN 912227) ©
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    Every Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Friday 10 Nov 2023 - Sunday 14 Apr 2024)

Explore the art of the image-maker of the Tudor court in this exciting new exhibition. 

Dazzling ★★★★★

Evening Standard

A wondrous show

The Sunday Times

Holbein’s evergreen drawings prove what an all-time great he was

The Telegraph

Holbein at the Tudor Court trailer ©

Hans Holbein was one of the most talented artists of the 16th century.  From his arrival in England in search of work he rose to royal favour, chosen to paint the portraits of Henry VIII, his family and leading figures, among them Anne Boleyn and Sir Thomas More. By his death, Holbein’s work was as admired by his contemporaries as it is today. His portraits inspired the next generation of artists in their depictions of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.

This exhibition showcases one of the most important surviving collections of his work, and includes drawings, paintings, miniatures and book illustrations. Celebrating Holbein’s artistic skill, it explores the career of the artist and the lives of those who commissioned portraits from him, bringing us face-to-face with some of the most famous people of 16th-century England. 

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    Hans Holbein at the court of Henry VIII ©

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.