Nicholas Hilliard

c.1547–1619

Nicholas Hilliard, ‘Queen Elizabeth I’ c.1575
Queen Elizabeth I c.1575
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Attributed to Nicholas Hilliard Queen Elizabeth I

c.1575

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Court

Court painters were artists employed by royal courts to paint portraits of the royal family and their courtiers

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Elizabethan

Elizabethan refers to the reign of Queen Elizabeth I from 1558 to 1603 which saw a flowering of the arts ...

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Half woman, half goddess

There are many portraits of Elizabeth I, but few reflect her image as steely icon as perfectly as the one ...

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