Nicholas Hilliard worked here


Nicholas Hilliard worked here

The studio of miniature masterpiece artist Hilliard.

Location: 30 Gutter Lane, Cheapside

Description: Miniature artist Nicholas Hilliard lived here from around 1580, above one assumes was an inn called The Maydenhead. It had been leased from the Goldsmith's Company, who had Goldsmith's Hall - which is still on Gutter Lane. He had arrived in London from Paris in 1578.

Rowland Lockey (1565-1616) joined the workshop as an apprentice goldsmith, but is better known as a painter.

Another apprentice here as a limner (painting watercolour images on parchment) and miniature portrait painter was the talented Isaac Oliver. He'd moved from Rouen in 1568 to escape persecution during the French Wars of Religion.

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Nicholas Hilliard worked here

The studio of miniature masterpiece artist Hilliard.

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