Elizabethan Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver (Feb 2019)

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National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place (just off Trafalgar Square), London
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Dates & Time:
21st February to 19th May 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun); 10 AM to 9 PM (Fri)
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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