Miniature by Isaac Oliver
Isaac Oliver’s 'A gentleman in damascened armour', watercolour and bodycolour on vellum, gold and blue enamelled locket, 2in (5.5cm) high.

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The loan show features examples of Elizabethan and Jacobean portrait miniatures not ordinarily on view to the public and includes works by Isaac and Peter Oliver, Nicholas Hilliard.

A few of the examples will be attached to historic costumes provided by the Royal Shakespeare Company to show how they would originally have been worn.

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