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Nicholas Hilliard (<i>died</i> 1619) and Laurence Hilliard (1582 - 1648)

Graham Reynolds

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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English family of miniature painters. (1) Nicholas Hilliard was the eldest son of Richard Hilliard (c. 1518–94), a goldsmith working in Exeter. Nicholas practised as a goldsmith all his life and trained a number of apprentices in the craft, but he is primarily known for his outstanding portrait miniatures and for his treatise The Arte of Limning. (2) Laurence Hilliard, the third son of Nicholas Hilliard by his first wife, was the

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