Isaac Oliver

Seated Woman

View this artwork by appointment, at Tate Britain's Prints and Drawings Rooms

Artist
Isaac Oliver 1560–1617
Medium
Ink and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 190 x 125 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08533

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Along with the designer and architect Inigo Jones, Isaac Oliver was the first artist working in England in the seventeenth century to produce a significant body of sketches and drawings. He evidently worked on these while simultaneously practising as a portrait miniaturist (see cabinet 1: The Portrait Miniature in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries), but no portrait drawings by him survive.

Gallery label, September 2004

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