Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits explores five British royal dynasties, from the Tudors to the Windsors. The catalogue draws on the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London, which embraces more than 500 years of British history. Among the portraits included are paintings and photographs by many of the most important artists to have worked in Britain, from Godfrey Kneller and Peter Lely to Cecil Beaton and Dorothy Wilding.
Featured topics such as Royal Fashion, Royal Favorites, Royals at War, Royal Weddings, and Satire provide insights into particular aspects of royal portraiture and trends within the genre. Tudors to Windsors also considers how each dynasty has subsequently been perceived and interpreted, with references to popular culture.
► This publication accompanies the exhibition Tudors to Windsors: British Royal Portraits from Holbein to Warhol, on view October 7, 2018–January 27, 2019.