Thursday, November 14, 2013

Embroidered Jacket in Miniature

There is a collection of miniature portraits, owned by the late Mrs T.S. Elliot, that is up for sale by Christies.  Among them are many rare and beautiful late Tudor and early Stuart portraits by Isaac Oliver and Nicholas Hilliard.  One shows a lovely lady wearing an embroidered jacket!  The number of portraits with jackets shown in them just keeps climbing!  It is almost surprising that more of the jackets didn't survive.


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