Seven magnificent hand painted miniature portraits, same artist but unsigned, of a Georgian English family. Varied in sizes, the custom frame and silk velveted inner mat is a stunning cornerstone collection I bought some time back. It arrived poorly packed and the thin cover glass shattered, leaving a real job of restoration, which we've worked on for ages. I think the result is almost impossible to criticize, and the 7 paintings now do not show the light scrapes at all. Fine brush, dry brush gouache, and patience. The set is again, just superb - fine details and jewelry, musical instrument and pet dog, caps and gowns and red hair - truly a museum piece and museum restoration. The shadow box frame is about 1" in depth, the inner silk velvet mat curving and beveled to the front point all around the perimeter. I have not replaced the old glass yet. It is the easiest of the restoration and I'm holding off because I think it will be much safer to ship without glass, and quite easily replaced on site by the collection's next owner. I have done enlarged photos of each of the 7 paintings so you can evaluate them and my restoration skills. So much time! I can't stand it when a fine antique is carelessly shipped, and did not wish this collection to be lost. I hope you like them as I do. Full measurements noted on the photos.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. A family combined display of 7 stunning individual portrait miniatures, c.1770s or so from the fashion. Each one has a dore bronze custom made frame, all of which have been mounted in a custom inner mat and framed in wood which is backed in more old silk velvet. Ready to hang, but photos were taken without the large cover glass. One will need to be cut and set into the frame's recess mount, but we'll wait for our buyer to decide if we replace or they do once it arrives, just to be certain another broken cover glass isn't in their future. Each painting could bring $800-1000 on their own. Far more gorgeous and valuable, really, in original group format and frame. Sadly, we do not have the name or family identity, nor an artist's signature. Found in England.
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