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Portrait miniature - James I

James I

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1610 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hilliard, Nicholas (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Oval portrait miniature with a gold rim

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs Doris Hershorn

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Oval portrait miniature with a gold rim depicting James I. The king wears lilac and blue with a lace collar and a wide brimmed hat with a lace decoration. He stands half-length before a red curtain.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


ca. 1610 (made)


Hilliard, Nicholas (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Oval portrait miniature with a gold rim


Height: 71 mm case, Width: 47 mm case, Depth: 4 mm case

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of James I from the studio of Nicholas Hilliard. Great Britain, ca. 1610.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Ed. Sam Smiles, West Country to the World's End. The South West in the Tudor Age London : Paul Holberton, 2013. ISBN: 9781907372520.
p. 82


Gold; Vellum



Subjects depicted



Paintings; Portraits; Royalty; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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