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Elizabethan Treasures

Complement the Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver exhibition by exploring the National Portrait Gallery's Collection of Elizabethan and early Jacobean miniatures.

Choose any portrait here to explore fascinating details through the Image zoom and supplementary Images features.

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Katherine of Aragon
attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
circa 1525
NPG 4682

Queen Mary I
attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
circa 1525
NPG 6453

Katherine of Aragon
attributed to Lucas Horenbout (or Hornebolte)
circa 1525-1526
NPG L244

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
attributed to Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1532-1533
NPG 6310

Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex
studio of Hans Holbein the Younger
circa 1537
NPG 6311

Queen Elizabeth I
by Nicholas Hilliard
1572
NPG 108

King Charles I
studio of Isaac Oliver
circa 1616, based on a work of circa 1616
NPG 3064

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