Isaac Oliver

c. 1566-1617 England/Portrait Miniature

 

Brief Biography-Isaac Oliver was born in France c. 1565. He was brought to England when he was three by his family, fleeing the oppression of the Huguenots. Federico Zuccari, the Italian Mannerist painter who went to England in 1574, gave him some instruction, and eventually, Nicholas Hilliard took him under his wing. The latter taught him the art of miniature painting. He did, however, paint in a larger size. In addition, he took influence from Parmigiano in his drawings, for he was known to have been in Venice in 1596, where he proclaimed to be French. Both Rubens and Van Dyck did a painting of James I after a miniature by Oliver. He painted the nobility of England, including Queen Elizabeth and Mary Queen of Scots. Many of his works are in the Royal Collection, England.

 

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Party in the
Open Air

A Party in the Open Air-Allegory on Conjugal Love

Young Man
Seated

Young Man Seated under a Tree

Elizabeth I and
Three Goddesses

Elizabeth One and the Three Goddesses

A Girl with
Carnation

A Girl with Carnation

An Unknown
Lady

An Unknown Lady

Edward Herbert
First Baron Herbert

Edward Herbert First Baron Herbert of Cherbury

Charles-Prince
of Wales

Charles-Prince of Wales

Frances
Howard

Frances Howard Countess of Somerset

Elizabeth One
Rainbow Portrait

Elizabeth One Rainbow Portrait

Edward Herbert
First Baron Herbert

Edward Herbert First Baron Herbert

Elizabeth the
First of England

Elizabeth the First of England

Edward Six
of England

Edward Six of England-circle of Isaac Oliver

Henry-Prince
of Wales

Henry-Prince of Wales

Madonna and
Child in Glory

Madonna and Child in Glory

Oliver Richard
Sackville

Oliver Richard Sackville Earl of Dorset

Portrait of
a Lady

Portrait of a Lady Dressed as Flora

Portrait of a
Young Gentleman

Portrait of a Young Gentleman

Sir Arundell
Talbot

Sir Arundell Talbot

The Countess
of Bedford

The Countess of Bedford

Unknown
Lady

Unknown Lady