|Series||The great artists, their lives, works and inspiration -- 28|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
Review "Elizabeth Goldring's illustrated biography Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist, published to coincide with a major centenary exhibition, tells his story with all the flair of her last book, an examination of the flamboyant and (for his day) selfie-loving Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester" -Suzi Feay, Financial Times "Goldring's engaging account of his life, character and artistic /5(23). “Before you book your tickets [to the National Portrait Gallery’s Hilliard retrospective], read Elizabeth Goldring’s sumptuous survey Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist. Goldring, whose previous book Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and the World of Elizabethan Art, considered portraiture and patronage, has a fine, incisive eye/5(15). Nicholas Hilliard, (born , Exeter, Devon, Eng.—died Jan. 7, , London), the first great native-born English painter of the lyrical portraits raised the art of painting miniature portraiture (called limning in Elizabethan England) to its highest point of development and did much to formulate the concept of portraiture there during the late 16th and early 17th centuries. “Before you book your tickets [to the National Portrait Gallery’s Hilliard retrospective], read Elizabeth Goldring’s sumptuous survey Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist. Goldring, whose previous book Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester and the World of Elizabethan Art, considered portraiture and patronage, has a fine, incisive eye.
Nicholas Hilliard in his Self-Portrait. Photograph: Victoria & Albert Museum, London A good-looking and immaculately primped man gazes back at . Elizabethan miniatures are a thing of beauty and Nicholas Hilliard can be credited for raising them to their very heights. This is not just an art history book with beautiful jeweled illustrations of Hilliard's work, it is also a very fascinating biography of a man who rose from poverty to become Elizabeth I's decorated painter (and possible spy), but who ultimately ended up imprisoned for Author: Elizabeth Goldring. I am related to Nicholas Hilliard and in the process of doing my family geneology I found him. This is a very informative little book on the art of this period. A great book. Read more. 3 people found this helpful. Helpful. Comment Report abuse. tom carr. out of 5 stars Recommended!/5(7). Nicholas Hilliard (c. – 7 January ) was an English goldsmith and limner best known for his portrait miniatures of members of the courts of Elizabeth I and James I of England. He mostly painted small oval miniatures, but also some larger cabinet miniatures, up to about ten inches tall, and at least two famous half-length panel Birth place: London, United Kingdom.
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