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DoneThu, May 23, 2019 12:00 AM UTC
New York, NY, USA

Antique Miniature Portraits

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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.