16 May 2016

Visiting the #Tudors at Montacute House

I visited Elizabethan manor Montacute House in Somerset because it was used as a 'stand in' for Greenwich Palace in the recent BBC adaptation of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel - and was happy to discover an impressive exhibition of Tudor portraits. 

The fascinating 'Copying Holbein' exhibition at has been developed by the National Trust and the National Portrait Gallery in partnership with the University of Bristol. Bringing together nine sixteenth and early seventeenth-century copies of Hans Holbein the Younger’s portraits of prominent people from the court of Henry VIII, the paintings have undergone technical analysis to uncover how they were created.

Queen Jane Seymour 

Queen Katherine Parr

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