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HILLIARD, Nicholas (1547 - 1619), Miniaturist, jeweller

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
HILLIARD, Nicholas (1547 - 1619), Miniaturist, jeweller

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British, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1547, in Exeter; died c. 1619, in London.

Miniaturist, jeweller.

Nicholas Hilliard, the son of a goldsmith, was apprenticed to his father's trade but preferred the art of the miniature. In 1570 his name appears on the register of the Goldsmiths' Company, and he became miniaturist and goldsmith to Queen Elizabeth I, of whom he painted a number of

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