A nice miniature portrait painting, a watercolor on natural organic material, of a gentleman with a beautiful blue stippled background. The sitter is dressed in a dark coat, a white shirt, and a cravat with a stickpin.
Housed in its original locket, which has a glazed aperture with metal initials on the back displaying a woven plait of hair. This is set into a dark brown leather or heavy paper surround. The condition of the painting itself is excellent, with no cracks, chips, bowing, or inpainting. The back of the locket is loose and can easily be set back into the locket mount. Sight size is 2 5/8" by 2", and the overall size is 2 7/8" by 2 1/4".
Note: The discoloration at the bottom of the photo of the front is due to light refraction. Also, most of the spots on the back are dirt or residue, highly enlarged, most of which can be cleaned, and do not really detract in person