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Title(s):

? Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland 1585-1612 Queen Elizabeth

Maker:

Oliver, Isaac I; miniaturist; school of; British artist, 1556(?)-1617

Category:

miniature (painting)

Date:

circa 1612

School/Style:

British

Description:

The miniature is possibly of Elizabeth Manners (nee Sidney) Countess of Rutland. She has a white painted face set off by a pure white costumes, which includes a diaphanous veil, opulent white starched lace headpiece and ruff with cutwork, and bodice with lace neckline and fur trim. The only colour comes from turquoise jewels sewn into the dress, and the gold mounts of the pearl earrings.

Technique:

watercolour

Material(s):

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

Technique
Description:

watercolour on vellum on card

Dimension(s):

height, 54, mm
width, 42, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1937; Cunliffe, Leonard Daneham

Provenance:

Sir Robert Walker of Sand Hutton, Yorkshire; H.J. Pfungst; his sale Christie's, 14 June 1917 (46), where bought Ellis-Smith; L.D. Cunliffe

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Bayne-Powell, Robert Lane. 1985. Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 168-9
Reproduced.

Finsten, J.. 1981. Isaac Oliver.Harvard: Garland Publishingp. 50
Fig. 29.

Avery, Victoria. Calaresu, Melissa. Laven, Mary. 2015. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment.London: Philip Wilson Publishersp. 132, 268
Illustrated on page 132 (fig. 144), #CAT. 121

Accession:

Object Number: 3867
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 18141; input: 2001-01-10; modified: 2019-02-12)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/18141





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