c. 1812 French Empire portrait miniature of a young woman, signed by artist, "Reinhold". Composition frame. We are unsure which Reinhold is our artist:
REINHARD, August: born in 1796 in Guntersberge (Harz), died in 1860 in Ballenstedt. German watercolor painter and porcelain painter. Father of Raphael Reinhard. He painted Harz landscapes, miniatures and porcelain.
REINHARD, JOHANN AUGUST: active in Leipzig at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. German painter.
She's an interesting figure, and there's much to understand from her image. First, you can see from 2 indicators, she was related to or closely aligned with someone who was lost to the guillotine in The Terror. The haircut she has became a stylish statement and is actually referred to as a guillotine cut, or 'Titus' cut. The other symbolic post-terror iconographic item is her red draped shawl, indicative of the blood that flowed. It's quite rare to see a glimmer of a smile in these old paintings. But you see it both in her eyes and her upturned mouth. A charming image. I have her husband, also, and he will be offered separately, but is shown in our final images here. Same artist, sold separately.
Very good to excellent condition, more than 200 years ago this young woman lived a life. We have no identification for her, but the artist's signature is there for your research and enjoyment. Painted in gouache on thin panel, typical of this art form. The painting, original cover glass, frame and Matt are all in excellent condition. I see nothing to report as a flaw.
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