Isaac Oliver
Seated Woman None

Artwork details

Artist
Isaac Oliver 1560 – 1617
Title
Seated Woman
Date None
Medium Graphite, ink and chalk on paper
Dimensions Support: 194 x 139 mm
Collection
No information available
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'.

June 2002

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