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Portrait miniature - A Man, possibly Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and 1st Duke of Somerset
  • A Man, possibly Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and 1st Duke of Somerset
    Hilliard, Nicholas
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A Man, possibly Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and 1st Duke of Somerset

  • Object:

    Portrait miniature

  • Place of origin:

    England (painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1600 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hilliard, Nicholas (artist)
    Teerlinc, Levina (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour on vellum stuck to plain card

  • Credit Line:

    Transferred from the British Museum

  • Museum number:

    P.25-1942

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case RMC, shelf 1, box A

Physical description

Portrait miniature of an unknown man, head and shoulders, in a circular frame; inscriptions in gold on either side of the head.

Place of Origin

England (painted)

Date

ca. 1600 (painted)

Artist/maker

Hilliard, Nicholas (artist)
Teerlinc, Levina (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour on vellum stuck to plain card

Marks and inscriptions

'Anno Dni 1550 / Aetatis suae'
Inscribed on either side of the head

Dimensions

Diameter: 34 mm

Descriptive line

Portrait miniature of an unknown man, possibly Edward Seymour, 1st Earl of Hertford and 1st Duke of Somerset, watercolour on vellum, a copy by Nicholas Hilliard, probably after Levina Teerlinc, ca. 1600.

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.
Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1942, London: HMSO, 1955.

Production Note

This miniature is probably a copy after an original painted by Levina Teerlinc in 1550.

Materials

Cardboard; Vellum; Watercolour

Techniques

Painting

Subjects depicted

Man; Fur

Categories

Paintings; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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