Sutton Vane Associates designed the lighting for an exhibition “Henry’s Women” and for several important paintings and rooms in the Tudor part of the Palace.

The paintings that were lit include The Boy in the Window and the Dynastic Portrait, shown above. The Dynastic Portrait, which is one of the most famous pictures of Henry VIII, had been very hard to appreciate due to reflections on its highly glossy surface. By introducing a discreet, low structure which incorporated subtle lighting and by careful control of daylight, the picture can now be appreciated.