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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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429

Mary, Queen of Scots

after Nicholas Hilliard
oil on panel, late sixteenth century or early seventeenth century (1578?)
NPG 429

108

Queen Elizabeth I

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1572
On display in Room 2: miniature case at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 108

190

Queen Elizabeth I

associated with Nicholas Hilliard
oil on panel, circa 1575
On display in Room 2 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 190

4197

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1576
NPG 4197

6761

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

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

4851

Sir Francis Drake

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1581
NPG 4851

4106

Sir Walter Ralegh

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, circa 1585
NPG 4106

6273

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1588
NPG 6273

2413

Sir Christopher Hatton

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

5549

Sir Christopher Hatton

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

277

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

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

1492(c)

George Clifford, 3rd Earl of Cumberland

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

5994

Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, circa 1590
NPG 5994

6241

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

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

4260

Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, circa 1611
NPG 4260

D21054

Queen Elizabeth I

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

D16561

Queen Elizabeth I

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

D21053

Queen Elizabeth I

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

D21052

Queen Elizabeth I

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

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

D31820

Mary, Queen of Scots

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

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
NPG D24194

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

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

D26071

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

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

D5879

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

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

D5880

Francis Bacon, 1st 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