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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

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PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN

Made by: Francois Laine

Currently in storage


About this object

Miniature has a narrow oval frame in silver-plated brass which is chased with leaves. At the top is a bow knot with one section forming a loop so that the whole could hang on a ribbon. The miniature represents a bust of a woman. Her hair is dressed high in the 18th century fashion with curls over her shoulders. She is wearing a crown of roses on her hair and a decollete dress with a lacy collar. Background is plain.

Category:
paintings
Object name:
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN
Made from:
Watercolor on ivory -- silver-plated brass
Made in:
FRANCE
Date made:
1787
Size:
6.4 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
53.3
Class:
MINIATURE
Signature marks:
SIGNATURE Signed on paper backing: Frs Lainé: p....t 1787
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973