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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 (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

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

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1588
NPG 6273

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

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