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Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton

Hilliard, Nicholas (miniaturist)

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Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton


Hilliard, Nicholas (miniaturist) [ULAN info: British artist, 1537-1619]


miniature (painting)



Technique Description

watercolour on vellum on card with three hearts showing on the verso


height: 41 mm
width: 32.5 mm




bequeathed: Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham 1937 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

? C. Sackville Bale; ? J. Whitehead 1889; L.D. Cunliffe


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 34]
  2. Strong, Roy 'Queen Elizabeth, the Earl of Essex and Nicholas Hilliard', London? [page: 145-9]
    Source title: Burlington Magazine (1959)
    [comments: Fig. 36.]
  3. Auerbach, E. (1961) Nicholas Hilliard, London? [page: 134]
    [comments: No. 111, pl. 110.]
  4. Rowse, A.L. (1963) William Shakespeare, London? [page: 140]
    [comments: Illustrated opposite.]
  5. Rowse, A.L. (1964) Shakespeare's Sonnets, London?
    [comments: Illustrated as frontispiece (where artist's name incorrectly given as 'Halliard').]
  6. Rowse, A.L. (1973) Shakespeare's Sonnets: The Problems Solved, London?
    [comments: Illustrated as frontispiece.]
  7. Strong, Roy (1969) Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery (I), London? [page: 299]
  8. Strong, Roy (1969) Tudor and Jacobean Portraits in the National Portrait Gallery (II), London?
    [comments: Plate 589.]
  9. Strong, Roy (1983) The English Renaissance Miniature, London? [page: 111]
    [comments: Plate 134.]
  10. Edmond, M. (1983) Hilliard and Oliver, London? [page: 95, 137]
    [comments: Reproduced in colour, plate 8.]
  11. Bayne-Powell, Robert Lane (1985) Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press [page: 114]
    [comments: Reproduced in colour, plate III.]
  12. Panayotova, Stella (2008) I Turned It Into a Palace, Sydney Cockerell and the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.): The Fitzwilliam Museum [page: 134]
    [comments: Publ. p. 134 in colour]

Accession Number

3856 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 17996; Input Date: 2001-01-08 / Last Edit: 2009-09-23)

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