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Six Lives at the National Portrait Gallery

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Exhibition

Explore the depth and diversity of the wives of Henry VIII in the newly opened 'Six Lives' exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

Event Info

Date & Time

June 20 - September 08

Open daily: 10.30 – 18.00 Friday & Saturday: 10.30 – 21.00

Location

National Portrait Gallery, Saint Martin's Place, London, UK

Tel: +44(0)20 7306 0055

Tickets & Prices

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Discover how Tudor paintings by Hans Holbein the Younger and contemporary photography by Hiroshi Sugimoto bring to life the stories of Henry VIII’s six wives.

This exhibition is the gallery’s first historic portraiture showcase since reopening, offering a deep dive into the lives and legacies of Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr.

'Six Lives' traces how these women have been portrayed throughout history and popular culture, capturing the imagination of writers and artists across centuries. Through historical artworks, modern photography, and even film, the exhibition explores their personalities, appearances, and relationships. It’s a unique opportunity to see how these figures have shaped English history and inspired countless interpretations.

After your journey through history, elevate your experience at the Portrait Restaurant upstairs. Indulge in cocktails inspired by each of Henry VIII’s wives. From Anne of Cleves’ German roots to Katherine Parr’s enduring strength, each drink offers a taste of their compelling stories. These cocktails, available from 20 June, are a toast to their influence.As a special touch, each cocktail comes with an exclusive coaster featuring artwork from the exhibition.

Immerse yourself in the 'Six Lives' exhibition and toast to the legacy of these remarkable women at the National Portrait Gallery.

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