Hidden: Unseen Paintings Beneath Tudor Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Dates: Thursday, 03 January 2013 to Sunday, 02 June 2013

Luxury London hotel guests can learn more about Tudor paintings by attending a new display at the National Portrait Gallery from January 3rd 2013.

Entitled Hidden: Unseen Paintings Beneath Tudor Portraits, it will provide a fascinating insight into the 16th-century practice of painting portraits over pre-existing works.

Visitors will be able to see how x-radiography and infrared reflectography has been used to reveal the hidden paintings within many pictures of the era, as well as seeing a portrait with a fragment from a decorative scheme of the back - suggesting it was originally meant to be viewed from both sides.

The display is free to visit and will be on show until June 2nd.

Book a Full Monty package at The Montague on the Gardens Hotel for the ultimate luxury experience, with guests receiving a bottle of Cristal Champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and two complimentary tickets to a British Museum exhibition.

Also included are a high-class afternoon tea, a three-course dinner at the Blue Door Bistro and a special gift from Harrods.