Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619)
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Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619)

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Nicholas Hilliard (British, 1547-1619)
A girl of the Elizabethan court, aged 6, in elaborate dress and lace ruff, inscribed and dated in the blue background ‘Ano Dni 1586 / ac ano AEtatis sue 6’; gold border
On vellum
Oval, 52 mm. high, gilt-metal frame with spiral cresting
Provenance
Galerie Fischer, Lucerne and Zurich, 14 May 1936, lot 950.
Ernst Holzscheiter Collection, Meilen (inv. nos. MD/0165 and 291).
Literature
von der Mühll 1947, p. 42, illustrated in colour no. 17.
Foskett 1972, I, illustrated colour plate VII, fig. 23.
Exhibited
Zurich 1957-58 and 1961.
Edinburgh 1975, no. 9, illustrated.
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