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Striking Miniature Painting Attributed to Abraham/Joseph Daniel c1790


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A miniature portrait painting executed in watercolor on organic wafer. The sitter is a gentleman with green eyes (not often seen in miniatures), dressed in a bluish-brown coat with a blue collar, and a ruffled white shirt.

The overall style of the painting, and the way the hair, wide eyes, and face shadings are done lead to an attribution of Abraham or Joseph Daniel.

The painting, housed in a later brass case, is in excellent condition, with no issues. The overall size is 3 3/8" by 2 5/8".

NOTE: Abraham (d 1806) and Joseph (1750-1803) Daniel were born in England to a Jewish mother, from whom they received instruction in the arts. At one point they set up business in opposition to each other, each claiming to be "Mr. Daniel." Since there is only one signed miniature by Abraham, and none by Daniel, it is impossible to tell their work apart and attributions are given as Abraham/Joseph Daniel. What is not in question is that they were extremely accomplished artists, whose works are in the V & A Museum, the Victoria Art Gallery, the Met, and many major private collections.