Dramatic Portrait in miniature of an actor/actress in costume, c.1896. A fine 19th century French bow top frame, 5.25" x 4.5" plus the added height of the bow top.
Signed by artist: L.Kruppenbachen. notation of exhibition at Paris Salon, 1996'
Good to very good condition for age and type, a full length break visible to the painting and also a hairline far right and the unfortunate result of someone wiping the right upper quarter which instantly disturbs and removes the watercolor or gouache paint. The antique French bot top frame is superb, as you can see. Large wafer, wonderful artistry. I did not open this one's backing. There might be more info within, but as fragile as the wafer might be, we'll leave further exploration to his next owner. The other actor in costume of a Swashbuckler with sword shown with her in final images will be offered for sale separately, same artist and notations on that one.
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