Nicholas Hilliard, portrait of an unknown man

Nicholas Hilliard, portrait of an unknown man

Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619)
Portrait of an unknown man
About 1590
Watercolour on vellum, stuck onto a playing card with two diamonds visible
Museum no. 887-1894
Given by Miss Margaret Blencowe

This miniature is set under glass in its original turned ivory box. The ivory lid pushes onto the base. The sitter has traditionally been called 'William Barbor'. Some writers also argue that the artist was Isaac Oliver.