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Encyclopedia > Peter Oliver (painter)

Peter Oliver (1594-1648) was an English miniaturist. Events February 27 - Henry IV is crowned King of France at Rheims. ... // Events January 17 - Englands Long Parliament passes the Vote of No Address, breaking off negotiations with King Charles I and thereby setting the scene for the second phase of the English Civil War. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Born in Isleworth, Middlesex, he was the eldest son of Isaac Oliver, probably by his first wife; and to him Isaac Oliver left his finished and unfinished drawings, with the hope that he would live to exercise the art of his father. The younger sons of the artist appear to have been under age at the time of his death, and were probably therefore sons by a later wife than the mother of Peter Oliver. He resided at Isleworth, and was buried beside his father at St Annes, Blackfriars. Isleworth is also an affluent subdivision of Windermere, Florida, in the United States. ... Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and the second smallest (after Rutland). ... Isaac Oliver c. ... Isleworth is also an affluent subdivision of Windermere, Florida, in the United States. ... Categories: City of London | Districts of London | London geography stubs ...

He was even more eminent in miniature painting than his father, and is specially remarkable for a series of copies in watercolor he made after celebrated pictures by old masters. Most of these were done by the desire of the king, and seven of them still remain at Windsor Castle. A great many of Oliver's works were purchased by Charles II from his widow; several of his drawings are in existence, and a leaf from his pocket-book in the collection of the earl of Derby. His most important work is the group of the three grandsons of Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montague with their servant, now belonging to the marquess of Exeter; and there are fine miniatures by him at Welbeck Abbey, Montagu House, Sherborne Castle, Minley Manor, Belvoir Castle and in the private collection of Queen Wilhelmina. Watercolor is a painting technique making use of water-soluble pigments that are either transparent or opaque and are formulated with gum to bond the pigment to the paper. ... Windsor Castle: The Round Tower or keep dominating the castle, as seen from the River Thames. ... Charles II (29 May 1630 – 6 February 1685) was the King of England, King of Scots, and King of Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ... The Earl of Derby is a title in the peerage of England. ... The title of Marquess of Exeter was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1801 for the Earl of Exeter. ... Welbeck Abbey, head abbey of the Premonstratensian order in England, and principal residence of the Dukes of Portland. ... There have been at least two notable buildings called Montagu House: Montagu House, Bloomsbury was the first home of the British Museum. ... The front of the castle Sherborne Castle is a 16th-century Tudor mansion southeast of Sherborne in Dorset, England. ... Belvoir Castle in the late 19th century. ... For other uses, see Wilhelmina (disambiguation). ...


  • This article incorporates text from the Encyclop√¶dia Britannica Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the public domain.



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