The Arturi Phillips Collection

The Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures

by Fredrick Philips.

Just released this must be the ultimate book for miniature collectors and artists. A4 size hardback with full page colour illustrations showing brushstrokes and signatures, packed with new information on artists and collectors notes.


Price £65.00

The Artists Guide To Selling Work

By Annabelle Ruston.

This invaluable and comprehensive book is a must, and just what the artist needs to successfully sell their work in today's competitive market . It deals with the issues of approaching galleries, copyright, contracts & legal considerations, pricing & payments, marketing, royalty rates, financial management, Internet sales and websites and more.
Annabelle Ruston is a very successful writer and editor of the award winning Art Business Today magazine.  Her husband is a very successful art dealer and Annabelle draws on her many years of working in the heart of the art business.

Price £12.99

Nicholas Hilliard: The Arte of Limning

Edited by R.K.R. Thornton & T.G.S. Cain. This most important document in the history of British art comprises a transcript of the original manuscript with facing modernised version, extensively annotated. Published in paperback.

Price £8.95

Edward Norgate: Miniatura or the Art of Limning

Edited by Jeffrey M. Muller & Jim Murrell. Edward Norgate, who died 1650, was an illuminator and herald painter at the court of Charles 1. His Miniatura contains insights into the artistic tastes of the royal court and reports on theoretical views and limning techniques of such artists as Hilliard, Hoskins and Oliver. Extensively annotated. Hard back.
No longer available from us but can be obtained from:

Oxbow Books - Tel. 01865 256780. Price £35.00


By Richard Walker. A National Portrait Gallery paperback publication profusely illustrated in colour. It describes over 100 miniatures from their collection, in chronological order. A small book 8" x 6" but beautifully produced.

Price £9.50

Miniature Dictionary & Guide

By Daphne Foskett. This book reprinted in 2000, combines the author's two major works Collecting Miniatures and the Dictionary of British Miniatures. This scholarly but eminately readable book from a former distinguished collector contains updated biographical details of some 4000 artists. It is extensively illustrated in both monochrome and colour. A standard work that should be in the library of every serious student or collector of miniatures.

Price £65.00. Out of print at the present please check with us.

International Dictionary of Miniature Painters, Porcelain Painters & Silhouettists

By Harry Blattel. Undoubtedly this must be the most comprehensive reference work on this subject. With a great deal of information on approaching 40,000 painters of miniatures, listed from over 50 countries, over a period of five centuries. 1400 plus pages crammed with information for all artists, students and collectors.

Price £150.00

17th Century Miniatures in the V & A

By John Murdoch. This handsome, slip-cased volume is the first complete catalogue of the 17th century English miniatures in the national collection at the V & A. It describes in detail the artist and the sitter, where known, as well as the condition, frame and provenance etc. Over 200 black and white photographs, plus a 20 page colour section that illustrates over 140 miniatures.

Published price £125.00. Our price £85.00

Miniatures at Kemwood

By Ed Katy Carter. This cataloge of miniatures at Kenwood House, Hampstead, London, is published in memory of Marie Draper, who donated the nucleus of the collection which now numbers over 100 of portraits from the 17th up to the mid 19th century.

Price £9.00

Nicholas Hilliard

By Karen Hearn. Curator of the 16th and 17th century art at the Tate Collection. A small hard back book, 6½" x 6½" with 30 colour illustrations preceded by a 25 page detailed introduction.

Price £20.00

Richard Cosway

Dr. Stephen Lloyd is senior curator at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. A companion publication to Nicholas Hilliard above. The introduction will enable readers of these books to compare the developments that took place in the two centuries that separated these two artists.

Price £20.00

The Techniques of Painting Miniatures

By Sue Burton.

This very popular book is out of print, however a stock of hard backed first editions are available direct from The Hilliard Society, 7 Priory Road, Wells. Somerset. BA5 1SR.

Telephone: 01749 674472 (Tuesday & Wednesday only)

Portrait Minatures

in two volumes

By Bill Mundy RMS. MAA.MASF. HS. Two pocket size hard back volumes featuring excellent reproductions, actual size, of over 30 of Bill's portraits in each volume.

Obtainable direct from the author:
Mr W. P. Mundy. 2 Marsh Mills, Wargrave Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 3JD.

Price U.K. £11.00 each. Overseas £13.00 each.