Lovely antique French Napoleon III era hand painted portrait miniature of a beautiful blue-eyed woman with pearl jewelry, likely a 19th c. Grand Tour work for the tourist trade depicting an 18th c. sitter in gilt bronze frame with velvet mat! A real beauty and I just love the pearl earrings and hair jewelry of this one. A very faint artist's signature of the lower right edge but I can't quite make it out. I've included several enlarged photos, including scans to show the wonderful detail.
Very good to excellent condition. I see no notable damage or flaws other than the slightly faded artist signature. The brown velvet mat has few signs of its age. Original easel back and hang ring so up to you on how you want to display it. See pictures for all measurements.
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