Arts and Crafts of Elizabethan Era Essays

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Queen Elizabeth’s reign had a very large impact on the blossom of arts and crafts in late 1500’s and early 1600’s of England. She had a great passion for arts, crafts, and literature. This inspired several artists, play writes, author, and architects to move their practice to the England. Some authors include William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Wyatt. Architects include John Brayne, also included famous artist Nicholas Hilliard. The collection of arts in England mad this country very popular. Nicholas Hilliard was one the few famous artists in the Elizabethan era. Nicholas was born to Richard Hilliard (an English goldsmith) and Laurence Wall. As a young boy Hilliard became attached to the household of leading Exeter Protestant…show more content…
Queen Elizabeth’s reign had a very large impact on the blossom of arts and crafts in late 1500’s and early 1600’s of England. She had a great passion for arts, crafts, and literature. This inspired several artists, play writes, author, and architects to move their practice to the England. Some authors include William Shakespeare, Francis Bacon, and Thomas Wyatt. Architects include John Brayne, also included famous artist Nicholas Hilliard. The collection of arts in England mad this country very popular. Nicholas Hilliard was one the few famous artists in the Elizabethan era. Nicholas was born to Richard Hilliard (an English goldsmith) and Laurence Wall. As a young boy Hilliard became attached to the household of leading Exeter Protestant John Bodley. John Bodley’s father founded the Bodleian Library. John Boodle was exiled during the accession of the Catholic Queen Mary I of England. On the 8th of May 1557 Hilliard, only ten years old, was recorded in Geneva as one of eleven-strong Bodley family group at a Calvinist service watched over by John Knox. Hilliard did not have a strong feeling for Calvinsim, but the French he picked up abroad became useful later on. In1560, at the age of 13, Nicolas painted a portrait of himself. It is said that at 18 he had painted one of Mary, Queen of Scots. Hilliard apprenticed himself to the Queen's Jeweler Robert Brandon who was a goldsmith and city chamberlain of London. The study of Sir Roy Strong theorize that Hilliard was skilled in

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