Fabulous antique Austrian marked bronze framed & matted portrait miniature of a child, masterfully done with beautiful colors & background and exceptional gilt bronze frame! Artist signed though I can't quite make it out. The portrait itself is gorgeous, exquisite execution and the little boy is just as charming as can be! The frame, actually the easel stand on the back, is marked "Made in Austria". We did remove the painting to scan enlarged pictures of it, it appears to be on card or possibly an early celluloid and there is only a hairline split at about the 11:40 o'clock position. As I've said, I really can't make out the signature but I did include an enlarged scan of it. The portraitist is, obviously, accomplished give the quality of the painting. Just look at those eyes and blonde curls, superb!
Very good condition. As noted, there is a hairline crack in the painting just to the left of center top. No other notable damage and only a bit of tarnish visible to the gilt bronze frame. There is a very slight bend to the upper left outer side of the bronze frame. Exquisite all the way around! See pictures for measurements.
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