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Nicholas Hilliard
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS QUEEN ELIZABETH I, CIRCA 1590
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Nicholas Hilliard
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS QUEEN ELIZABETH I, CIRCA 1590
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Details & Cataloguing

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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Nicholas Hilliard
EXETER 1547 - 1619 LONDON
PORTRAIT OF A LADY, TRADITIONALLY IDENTIFIED AS QUEEN ELIZABETH I, CIRCA 1590
Watercolour and bodycolour heightened with gold and silver paint on vellum, laid on card, later gold and enamel frame
54 by 44 mm.
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Provenance

Samuel Addington (1806-1886);
Dr John Lumsden Propert (1834-1902), London, by 1887;
Albert Jaffé (1842 - after 1904), Hamburg, by 1900;
Gavin, 2nd Baron Astor of Hever (1918-1984);
sale, London, Sotheby's, 11 July 1983, lot 51

Exhibited

London, 1887, no. 468;
London (Burlington Fine Arts Club), 1889, case XXXIV, no. 22;
London, 1897, no. 18

Literature

Propert, 1887, illust. opp. p. 58;
Propert, 1890, p. 7, no. 9 (as a Portrait of Queen Elizabeth by Nicholas Hilliard), illust. as frontispiece;
Jaffé, 1990, pl. 74

Catalogue Note

Hilliard initially planned this portrait to be of circular format but subsequently chose to change it to become an oval, by extending the blue ground at the upper and lower edges. Another miniature, which demonstrates the artist working in this way, was sold at Sotheby's, London, 6 June 2002, lot 71: Portrait of a lady, aged thirty (1582).

The Pohl-Ströher Collection of Portrait Miniatures Part I

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