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Title(s):

Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland Sir Philip Sidney

Maker:

Hilliard, Nicholas; miniaturist; British artist, 1537-1619

Category:

miniature (painting)

Name:

miniature (painting)

Date:

circa 1595

School/Style:

British

Production
Note:

Formerly attributed to Isaac Oliver.

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

watercolour; medium
vellum (skin); support; stuck on card

Technique
Description:

watercolour on vellum stuck to a playing-card with three hearts showing on verso

Dimension(s):

height, 52, mm
width, 64, mm

Acquisition:

bought; 1953; Christie's

Provenance:

Probably in the possession of Lady Dorothy Percy, who married Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester, and by descent to the Lords De L'Isle and Dudley; Captain Bertram Currie; his sale Christie's 27 March 1953 (23), where bought for the Museum

Acquisition Credit:

From a fund provided by E.E. Barron with a contribution from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Winter, Carl. 1958. The Fitzwilliam Museum, An Illustrated Survey.London: Trianon Pressp. 253
No. 61, fig. 4.

Bayne-Powell, Robert Lane. 1985. Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 117-8
Reproduced in colour, plate II.

Auerbach, E.. 1961. Nicholas Hilliard.London?: p. 129
No. 95, pl. 95.

Strong, Roy. 1983. The English Renaissance Miniature.London?: p. 140
Plate 176.

Williamson, G. C.. 1904. The History of Portrait Miniatures 1531 to 1860.London?:
Illustrated plate VII.

Strong, Roy. Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum.p. 54, 55
Illustrated.

Reynolds, Graham. 1999. The Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century Miniatures in the Collection of Her Majesty the Queen.London?: Royal Collection Enterprises Limitedp. 86-7

Strong, Roy. 'The Elizabethan Malady'.
Source Title: Apollo LXXIX (26-April-1964)
p. 267

Strong, Roy. 'The Leicester (?) Miniatures: Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester and his circle'.London?:
Source Title: Burlington Magazine CXXVII (October-1985)
p. 697
Fig. 44.

Accession:

Object Number: PD.3-1953
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 18001; input: 2001-01-08; modified: 2011-09-02)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/18001





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