Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

1 portrait by Nicholas Hilliard

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, by Nicholas Hilliard, 1576 - NPG 4197 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

by Nicholas Hilliard
watercolour on vellum, 1576
1 3/4 in. (44 mm) diameter
Purchased with help from The Art Fund, the Pilgrim Trust, H.M. Government and an anonymous donor, 1961
Primary Collection
NPG 4197


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  • Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619), Miniature painter. Artist associated with 34 portraits.

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This miniature was painted the year after Leicester hosted an elaborate entertainment for the queen on his estate at Kenilworth.

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