Raymond's Quiet Press

During the reign of King Henry VIII the portrait miniature became popular.  This was a time when most artists did not sign their work, but many of these miniatures during this period are attributed to Hans Holbein.  Holbein is now most famous for his paintings, but Holbein also worked with miniatures and did designs for goldsmiths and jewelers.

Not many of the frames have survived, most being broken up for their jewels!

Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hillard ca. 1600 is the inspiration for one of our portrait holders we are proud to be bringing out of the vault!

We have also added a new piece based on a round portrait miniature.

You have to provide your own miniature paintings!


Written by Ray Moseley — November 24, 2015


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