Isaac Oliver

Seated Woman

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

Medium
Graphite, ink and chalk on paper
Dimensions
Support: 194 x 139 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased as part of the Oppé Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996
Reference
T08534

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Isaac Oliver was the son of a French Huguenot (protestant) goldsmith
who had settled in this country with
his family by 1568. Oliver became part
of the community of exiled Huguenots in London, with its extensive European contacts. Despite becoming a naturalised Englishman in 1606, he remained very conscious of his Continental origins and,
as here, signed his work 'Ollivier' instead of the anglicised 'Oliver'.

Gallery label, June 2002

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