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Portrait miniature - An Unknown Man, presumably a member of the Barbor Family
  • An Unknown Man, presumably a member of the Barbor Family
    Hilliard, Nicholas
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An Unknown Man, presumably a member of the Barbor Family

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1590 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hilliard, Nicholas (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum stuck onto a playing card

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Miss M. Blencowe

  • Museum number:

    887:1-1894

  • Gallery location:

    Portrait Miniatures, Room 90a, The International Music and Art Foundation Gallery, case 17

Physical description

Portrait miniature of a man, head and shoulders, left profile, in a circular box of turned ivory. Printed on the reverse of the support card are two diamonds.

Place of Origin

England (painted)

Date

ca. 1590 (painted)

Artist/maker

Hilliard, Nicholas (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum stuck onto a playing card

Dimensions

Height: 37 mm, Width: 29 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown man, presumably a member of the Barbor Family, watercolour on vellum in an ivory box, painted by Nicholas Hilliard, ca. 1590. [This miniature was attributed to Isaac Oliver by Roy Strong in the exhibition catalogue 'Artists of the Tudor Court', 1983, no.143]

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

Strong, Roy. Artists of the Tudor Court: the Portrait Miniature Rediscovered 1520-1620.. London: The Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983.

Materials

Watercolour; Cardboard; Vellum

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Ruff; Man

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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