DoneThu, May 23, 2019 12:00 AM GMT
New York, NY, USA
Antique Miniature Portraits
Explore an exquisite collection of 18th to 19th century American, British and continental miniature portraits! From the humble sitter to the elite aristocrat to royalty, these intimate gifts reveal a rare glimpse of history as seen through the eyes of the various artists, who range from itinerant to important and famous. There has been a recent surge in the appreciation of these fine paintings, partly due to the current exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, and partly due to a renewed realization of the beauty of these little gems, often painted with brushes of only several hairs.