Room 58: Renaissance Style

Room 58: Renaissance style

The complete historic interior of a room from the 'Old Palace' at Bromley-by-Bow dating back to the early 17th century is also accessible via Room 58..

 
Henry VIII, a great patron of the arts, spent lavishly on furnishings, paintings, tapestries and silver. Examples of these objects are displayed here. They reveal the influence of new ideas from Renaissance Europe which were often combined with traditional Gothic features and heraldry to create a particularly British interpretation of style. Also on display here are objects on the theme 'Achieving Splendour' as well as items relating to birth, marriage and death in the 16th and 17th centuries. The complete historic interior of a room from the 'Old Palace' at Bromley-by-Bow dating back to the early 17th century is also accessible via this room.

Room 58 is on Level 2 of the V&A South Kensington.

Please note that The Bromley by Bow period room, will be closed from 3rd to 28th March 2014 for repair to the floor. From 3rd to 16th March there will be access through the galleries via G.58B. From 17th to 28th March galleries 57 and 58 will be completely closed while the floor is relaid.

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Event - Renaissance Portraits

Fri 05 June 2015–Fri 26 June 2015

FOUR WEEK SHORT COURSE: Explore the evolution and important social role of portraiture in the Renaissance. Discover how portraits were made, and how they were used in contexts ranging from marriage to death, dynasty to devotion.

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