Portraitist to Elizabeth I and James I, Nicholas Hilliard is famous for his detailed miniatures: tiny images, some no larger than a watch face, executed in watercolour on vellum and encased in bejewelled gold settings. On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of his death, Elizabeth Goldring, honorary associate professor University of Warwick and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, tells the story of the artist’s journey from the West Country to the heart of the Tudor and Stuart courts, drawing on her newly published book, ‘Nicholas Hilliard: Life of an Artist’. Hilliard was the first native-born British artist to acquire a reputation both at home and overseas, with admirers including the Medici in Italy and the Habsburgs in Austria.

A book-signing will follow the talk.


This event has been organised by the London Fundraising Committee Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Society of Antiquaries

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, London, W1J 0BE

Entry details

£20

To book, please contact London Events Committee on london@artfund.org.uk

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