Button, French, 1775, miniature painting on ivory. Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Antique French ivory button ~ painting of woman with rather large hat. From collection belonging to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Miniature Painting

Portrait Miniatures

Before photography, beautifully painted portrait miniatures were the fashionable way to hold on to cherished memories of loved ones

Early 19th century miniature painting depicting Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), head and shoulders, in uniform, facing slightly right. He wears rear-admiral's undress uniform, the star and ribbon of the Bath and one Naval gold medal. The miniature is painted on ivory in a glazed gold frame with a compartment at the back lined with silk to contain a lock of hair or other memento. It is a copy of the 1800 miniature by Robert Bowyer.

Early 19th century miniature painting depicting Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1758-1805), head and shoulders, in uniform, facing slightly right. He wears rear-admiral's undress uniform, the star and ribbon of the Bath and one Naval gold medal. The miniature is painted on ivory in a glazed gold frame with a compartment at the back lined with silk to contain a lock of hair or other memento. It is a copy of the 1800 miniature by Robert Bowyer.

Rare Antique French Portrait Miniature: Caroline Murat, Sister of Napoleon I

Rare Antique French Portrait Miniature: Caroline Murat, Sister of Napoleon I

Rare Antique French Portrait Miniature: Caroline Murat, Sister of Napoleon I in Art, Paintings

Portrait miniatures

Portrait miniatures

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Miniature Portrait of Couple signed Siccardi, 1800

Miniature Portrait of Couple signed Siccardi

Miniature portrait, c.1760, VandA P.36-1984

Portrait miniature drawing of a lady

American School, 19th Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Child of a Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Sea Captain.

American School, Century Portrait Miniature of a Young Child of a Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Sea Captain.

After Richard Cosway, RA Maria Cosway (née Hadfield) (1760-1838), wearing white dress with ruffles at the neck and wrist, an oval miniature on a blue ribbon hanging around her neck, her left hand raised to her chin, her hair curled and powdered

After Richard Cosway, RA Maria Cosway (née Hadfield) wearing white dress with ruffles at the neck and wrist, an oval miniature on a blue ribbon hanging around her neck, her left hand raised to her chin, her hair curled and powdered

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