Jacobean refers to the art and culture of the reign of James I (reigned 1603–25)
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Although ‘Jacobean’ is particularly used to describe the theatre and furniture of the period it is also used in reference to the painting.
Great Elizabethan miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard was still working during the Jacobean period but was succeeded in royal favour by Isaac Oliver. Similarly Marcus Gheeraerts flourished in the early years of James I’s reign but was overtaken by the more sophisticated naturalism of Dutch-born Paul Van Somer and then Daniel Mytens (pronounced mittens) from about 1616.