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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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D31820

Mary, Queen of Scots

by George Vertue, after Nicholas Hilliard
line engraving, 1735
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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

D24194

Queen Elizabeth I (When Princess)

by Richard Earlom, after Nicholas Hilliard
mezzotint, published 1810
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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

D17348

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

D26071

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

D5879

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

D5880

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban

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

D23446

Sir Robert Dudley

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

D23067

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

D31825

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

D42669

Possibly Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
photogravure, published 1902
NPG D42669

D42670

Possibly Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
photogravure, published 1902
NPG D42670

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