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Isaac Oliver

(circa 1565-1617), Miniature painter

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist associated with 71 portraits
Oliver was born in Rouen and appears to have trained as an artist before he came to England with his family as a Huguenot refugee. Isaac Oliver learnt the art of miniature painting from Nicholas Hilliard but unlike Hilliard, and perhaps as a result of studying continental art, he used light and shade (chiaroscuro) to develop a softer, more illusionistic style. Oliver was appointed miniaturist to Anne of Denmark, wife of James I.

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Isaac Oliver, by Isaac Oliver - NPG 4852

Isaac Oliver

by Isaac Oliver
watercolour on vellum, circa 1590
NPG 4852

Isaac OIiver, possibly by Hendrik Hondius (Hond), after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D25560

Isaac OIiver

possibly by Hendrik Hondius (Hond), after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, possibly early 17th century
NPG D25560

Isaac OIiver, by Johann Sebastian Müller, after  Isaac Oliver - NPG D25561

Isaac OIiver

by Johann Sebastian Müller, after Isaac Oliver
line engraving, 1762
NPG D25561

Isaac Oliver, by John Girtin - NPG D25559

Isaac Oliver

by John Girtin
etching, possibly early 19th century
NPG D25559

Isaac Oliver, by Robert Cooper - NPG D25562

Isaac Oliver

by Robert Cooper
line and stipple engraving, 1826
NPG D25562



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