Nicholas Hillard has helped form our ideas of the appearance of Elizabeth I, Mary Queen on Scots. Sir Francis Drake and James I among others. His painted works open a remarkable window onto the highest levels of English/British society in the later years of the 16th century.
About the Author
Karen Hearn is curator of Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Arts at the Tate Britain. She has written books on Marcus Gheeraerts II, Dynasties: Painting in Tudor and Jacobean England 1530-1630 and In Celebration: The Art of the Country House