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Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair
Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair
Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair
Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair
Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair
Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair
Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair
Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair

Tiny Antique French c.1700s Portrait Miniature in Frame, 18th Century Gentleman Powdered Hair

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The 18th century hand painted portrait miniatures tend to be just tiny, and this is a prime example. His face is just 1/2", and look how expressive it is, blown up to a massive size. I don't see a signature, but I also did not open this miniature in order to check the very outer perimeter of the wafer, which does sometimes have the artist's signature. Sealed from the back, and with a clean intact original cover glass, I simply took his photos through the slightly convex glass. In hand, he's even clearer and finer. I found him in France, and he wears the fashion and hair of c.1750-70s. The frame is finely crafted wood, and only 2 1/2" x 2 1/8" oval. 

Very good to excellent for age and type, I find nothing at all by way of flaw to report. The frame is a very superior one for its era, and the painting is superb. You see his jacket and ruffle, and a hint of the broad bow tying his braided hair in back - he's definitely c.1750-80, equivalent of Georgian era, but Louis XV - XVI in France culture, history.