Isaac Oliver


Isaac Oliver was born in the year 1560 in Rouen, France. He moved to London, England in 1568 and spent most of his life there. He was a painter, and was trained by a renowned English practitioner, Nicholas Hilliard. Isaac soon became a rival to Hilliard in the Court and in high society. Oliver mostly painted miniature portraits, and a well known portrait of his was of Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset.


This sketch was created by Isaac Oliver in the 16th Century. The materials he used to create this piece of artwork was chalk, ink, and wash on paper. The subject of the piece is the entombment of Jesus Christ. In the picture, Isaac drew Mary, a blessed virgin and Saint. The emotion that Isaac Oliver was trying to get across through this piece was grief. It is not said to be published in any books, or hung in any museums.


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"Isaac Oliver." International Dictionary of Art and Artists. Gale, 1990. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Nov. 2013.

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