Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland Sir Philip Sidney
Hilliard, Nicholas; miniaturist; British artist, 1537-1619
Formerly attributed to Isaac Oliver.
vellum (skin); support; stuck on card
watercolour on vellum stuck to a playing-card with three hearts showing on verso
height, 52, mm
width, 64, mm
bought; 1953; Christie's
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
From a fund provided by E.E. Barron with a contribution from the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum.
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
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
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)
Strong, Roy. 'The Leicester (?) Miniatures: Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester and his circle'.London?:
Source Title: Burlington Magazine CXXVII (October-1985)
Object Number: PD.3-1953
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
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