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Two newly attributed to Hilliard portraits and a special exhibition

Thank you so much to Waddeson Manor for sharing this news with us. There will be details and images in the June edition of Tudor Life magazine, but I wanted to alert you to this exciting news and give you advance warning of this special tour and exhibition at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire.

Special Display Tour: Power and Portraiture
Thurs 22 June & Thurs 28 Sept

Free with house and grounds admission
Advance booking is advisable - please call 01296 820414 or email [email protected].

If you can't make those dates then you can still catch the "Power & Portraiture: painting at the court of Elizabeth I" display as it runs from 7 June to 29 October 2017, Wednesday to Sundays.

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What's exciting about this display is that the Rothschild Portraits, that you see side by side in the image accompanying this post, have now been attributed to Nicholas Hilliard, the famous miniaturist and a man thought to be responsible for the Pelican and Phoenix portraits of Elizabeth I. The Rothschild Portraits are of Elizabeth I and Sir Amias Paulet. You'll be able to read more in the magazine.

Image: Rothschild Portraits: Attributed to Nicholas Hilliard, Queen Elizabeth I, 16th Century. Waddesdon (Rothschild Family) © Hamilton Kerr Institute;
Attributed to Nicholas Hilliard, Sir Amias Paulet, 16th century; oil on panel; 815 x 610mm; Waddesdon (Rothschild Family); acc. no.
28.2017. Photo: © Hamilton Kerr Institute.

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Two newly attributed to Hilliard portraits and a special exhibition