Isaac Olivier (c.1565-1617)
Isaac Olivier was born in Rouen, and his family moved to London in 1568. He became a notable miniature painter
Olivier was the son of a goldsmith. He studied miniature painting under the great Tudor miniaturist Nicholas Hilliard and developed a naturalistic style which was influenced by Italian and Flemish art. His works reflect the courtly elegance of the Late Renaissance world of masquest and revels.
He became a painter of James I’s court, was appointed Royal Limner (an illuminator of manuscripts or a painter of ornamental decoration such as miniature portraits) to James 1’s wife Queen Anne. He painted numerous portraits of the Queen Anne of Denmark and Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales. Some of his work is housed in Windsor Castle, and some of his pen drawings are in the British Museum.
Quiet Conquest, the Huguenots 1685 – 1985. Museum of London https://www.britannica.com/biography/Isaac-Oliver
National Heritage Memorial Fund http://www.nhmf.org.uk/news/one-finest-jacobean-portraits-purchased-nation-and-will-remain-its-historic-home-wales