Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), Miniature painter
Artist associated with 33 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.
All paintings by this artist on the BBC Your Paintings website
Exhibitions and displays
- Queens and Consorts: Likeness in Life and Death
From 12 June