Founded in 1856, the National Portrait Gallery London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture’. The National Portrait Gallery London was established with the criteria that the Gallery was to be about history, not about art, and about the status of the sitter, rather than the quality or character of a particular image considered as a work of art.

See the portrait of  Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia for whom a garden also known as “Eighth Wonder of the World” was built.

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Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia by Peake the Elder

Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia by Peake the Elder at National Portrait Gallery London


2 St Martin’s Pl, London, UK