Exhibition

Jewel in the Hand: Early Portrait Miniatures from Noble and Private Collections

12 Mar 2019 – 18 Apr 2019

Event times

Monday - Friday 09:30 - 18:00

Cost of entry

Free admission

Philip Mould & Company

London
England, United Kingdom

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Travel Information

  • Piccadilly Line: Piccadilly Circus Station

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A rare opportunity to view some of the most astounding and exquisite examples of this art form.

About

This exhibition will show early portrait miniatures from private and noble collections not ordinarily on view to the public. There will be examples by the most important artists of the period, including Elizabeth I's image-maker Nicholas Hilliard (1547?-1619), his pupil Isaac Oliver (c.1565-1617) and his son Peter Oliver (circa 1589-1647). Primarily this intimate art form was confined to courtly circles and the exhibition will include portraits of Queen Elizabeth I, King James I and his wife Anne of Denmark alongside members of the nobility. Displayed as they would have been worn, the exhibition will also explore how these small portraits were used in the political and social circles of 16th and 17th century Europe.

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Curators

Philip Mould & Company

Exhibiting artists

Nicholas Hilliard

Isaac Oliver

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