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Nicholas Hilliard

(1547-1619), Miniature painter

Artist associated with 34 portraits
Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619) trained as a goldsmith and became an outstanding painter of portrait miniatures, the first notable English artist of this medium. Elizabeth I appointed him her official limner, or miniature painter, a service to the monarch that he continued after the accession of James I in 1603.

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Queen Elizabeth I, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 108

Queen Elizabeth I

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1572
NPG 108

Queen Elizabeth I, associated with Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 190

Queen Elizabeth I

associated with Nicholas Hilliard
oil on panel, circa 1575
NPG 190

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 4197

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1576
NPG 4197

Mary, Queen of Scots, after Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 429

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
oil on panel, late 16th century (1578?)
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 429

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 6761

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum laid on card, 1578
NPG 6761

Sir Francis Drake, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 4851

Sir Francis Drake

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1581
NPG 4851

Sir Walter Ralegh, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 4106

Sir Walter Ralegh

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, circa 1585
NPG 4106

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 6273

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1588
On display in Room 3 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 6273

Sir Christopher Hatton, attributed to Silvester Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 2413

Sir Christopher Hatton

attributed to Silvester Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour, 1848 (circa 1588-1591)
NPG 2413

Sir Christopher Hatton, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 5549

Sir Christopher Hatton

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, after 1588
NPG 5549

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, after Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 277

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

after Nicholas Hilliard
oil on canvas, (circa 1590)
NPG 277

Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 5994

Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, circa 1590
NPG 5994

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, attributed to studio of Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 6241

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

attributed to studio of Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, circa 1595
NPG 6241

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, by Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 4260

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, circa 1611
On display in Room 4 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 4260

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by George Perfect Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG 1492(c)

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by George Perfect Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour, early 19th century (circa 1590)
NPG 1492(c)

Queen Elizabeth I, by Francis Delaram, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D21054

Queen Elizabeth I

by Francis Delaram, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1625
NPG D21054

Queen Elizabeth I, by Francis Delaram, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D16561

Queen Elizabeth I

by Francis Delaram, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D16561

Queen Elizabeth I, by Francis Delaram, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D21053

Queen Elizabeth I

by Francis Delaram, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D21053

Queen Elizabeth I, by Francis Delaram, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D21052

Queen Elizabeth I

by Francis Delaram, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1630
NPG D21052

King James I of England and VI of Scotland, by John Faber Sr, published by  Thomas Bowles Sr, after  Sir Anthony van Dyck, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D18768

King James I of England and VI of Scotland

by John Faber Sr, published by Thomas Bowles Sr, after Sir Anthony van Dyck, after Nicholas Hilliard
mezzotint, published circa 1700-1725 (1617)
NPG D18768

Mary, Queen of Scots, by George Vertue, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D31820

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, 1735
NPG D31820

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland, by Charles Picart, after  Harold Crease, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D34421

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by Charles Picart, after Harold Crease, after Nicholas Hilliard
stipple engraving, early 19th century (circa 1590)
NPG D34421

Queen Elizabeth I (When Princess), by Richard Earlom, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D24194

Queen Elizabeth I (When Princess)

by Richard Earlom, after Nicholas Hilliard
mezzotint, published 1810
NPG D24194

Possibly Frances Devereux (née Walsingham), Countess of Essex, by Henry Richard Cook, published by and after  Silvester Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D2313

Possibly Frances Devereux (née Walsingham), Countess of Essex

by Henry Richard Cook, published by and after Silvester Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1 March 1810 (circa 1590)
NPG D2313

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Henry Bone, possibly after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D17348

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Henry Bone, possibly after Nicholas Hilliard
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, 1819
NPG D17348

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Henry Bone, after  Unknown artist, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D17491

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Henry Bone, after Unknown artist, after Nicholas Hilliard
pencil drawing squared in ink for transfer, June 1819
NPG D17491

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Henry Worthington, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D26071

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, circa 1825
NPG D26071

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Henry Worthington, published by  William Pickering, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D5879

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, published by William Pickering, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1825
NPG D5879

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban, by William Henry Worthington, published by  William Pickering, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D5880

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

by William Henry Worthington, published by William Pickering, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, published 1825
NPG D5880

Sir Robert Dudley, by Joseph Brown, after  George Perfect Harding, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D23446

Sir Robert Dudley

by Joseph Brown, after George Perfect Harding, after Nicholas Hilliard
stipple engraving, mid 19th century
NPG D23446

Mary, Queen of Scots, by William Derby, after  P. Oudry, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D23067

Mary, Queen of Scots

by William Derby, after P. Oudry, after Nicholas Hilliard
pencil, circa 1835-1842 (circa 1610)
NPG D23067

Mary, Queen of Scots, by Hanns Hanfstaengl, after  Unknown artist, after  Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D31825

Mary, Queen of Scots

by Hanns Hanfstaengl, after Unknown artist, after Nicholas Hilliard
photograph of painting, 1850s-1860s (circa 1610)
NPG D31825

Possibly Mary, Queen of Scots, after Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D42669

Possibly Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
photogravure, published 1902
NPG D42669

Possibly Mary, Queen of Scots, after Nicholas Hilliard - NPG D42670

Possibly Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
photogravure, published 1902
NPG D42670

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