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Antique French Portrait Miniature, Superb Empire Era Lady's Painting in Original Frame, Tiny!
Antique French Portrait Miniature, Superb Empire Era Lady's Painting in Original Frame, Tiny!
Antique French Portrait Miniature, Superb Empire Era Lady's Painting in Original Frame, Tiny!
Antique French Portrait Miniature, Superb Empire Era Lady's Painting in Original Frame, Tiny!
Antique French Portrait Miniature, Superb Empire Era Lady's Painting in Original Frame, Tiny!

Antique French Portrait Miniature, Superb Empire Era Lady's Painting in Original Frame, Tiny!

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It always amazes me, really, to see the incredibly fine detail and artist's skill in these early portrait miniatures. This one is tiny, only 2 1/8" x 1 1/2" oval (frame), and yet look at how elegant it truly is. Enlarging it to the sizes we do to show it to you, it still is a stunning portrait. Keep in mind, her face in only a little over 1/2" in height. I do not see an artist's signature, but I didn't open up the frame to check inside. Sometimes a bit of information is noted within. From hair and gown, her painting was done between 1820-1830s. Such expressive eyes. Not a great beauty, but her image here is just exquisite. 

Very good to excellent condition for age and type. This is the original frame, cover glass, etc., and the super-thin wafer has a tiny bit of shrinkage of age, making it need an adjustment within its frame. In some images you can see a hint of the edge (upper right quadrant) which indicates that typical shrinkage. She's exceptional for a work so tiny! From my own collections.