Nicholas Hilliard, portrait of Richard Hilliard

Nicholas Hilliard, portrait of Richard Hilliard

Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619)
Portrait of Richard Hilliard
Dated 1577?
Watercolour on vellum, stuck to a later piece of card
Inscribed either side of his head in Latin, 'At the age of 58 / Year of Our Lord 157[7?]'
Museum no. P.154-1910
Salting Bequest

Richard Hilliard (1518/19-94) was a goldsmith in Exeter and the father of Nicholas Hilliard.