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The Armada portrait, Royal Museums Greenwich © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

The Tudors Restored: The creation and conservation of 16th century British Art, 6-7 July 2018

1. Thomas Todd by Chitqua, c.1770, clay statuette (detail) © Museum of London

New research on rare clay portrait figure by Chitqua

Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury by Isaac Oliver (1565-1617), purchased for the nation with help from National Heritage Memorial Fund and the ArtFund. Photograph: Hamilton Kerr Institute

House of Portraits exhibitions, Powis Castle, until 27 January 2019