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Nicholas Hilliard (1547-1619)

Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) c.1595-1600

RCIN 421029

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Hilliard skilfully recreates the intricate designs of the lace collar by dribbling thick white pigment onto the surface of the vellum. When viewed under a microscope, the paint is raised and casts a shadow in the same way that the lace itself would have done.