Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver

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, St. Martin’s Place (just off Trafalgar Square), London51.509256 -0.128096
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0207 306 0055

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Dates & Time:
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10 AM to 6 PM (Sat-Wed); 10 AM to 9 PM (Thu-Fri); Last entry 15 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
£10. See npg.org.ukk

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Elizabethan Treasures is a major new exhibition devoted entirely to Tudor and Jacobean portrait miniatures created by two masters of the period: Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver.

During the 16th and 17th-century the English excelled at miniature painting, and Hilliard and Oliver gained international fame and admiration.

This exhibition brings together many of their most exquisite images, revealing much about society and culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. Highlights include portraits of Elizabeth I, James I, Elizabeth and Charles (later Charles I), and the famous portraits of Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake.

 

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