In the era of Elizabeth I and her successor James I, English painters such as Nicholas Hilliard crafted gem-like portraits intended to be worn as jewelry and held in the hand. Straddling the public and private realms, these remarkable images capture physiognomy, costume, and personality, often in less than two inches diameter.
Rebecca Albiani graduated with highest honors in Italian and Art History from UC Berkeley. She never quite finished her doctoral dissertation on 16th Century Venetian painting at Stanford, but while a graduate student she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship for research in Venice and a Graduate Lecturing Scholarship at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. For the last 15 years or so she given the monthly Art History Lecture Series at the Frye Art Museum, where her topics have ranged from ancient Egypt to Pop Art.
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