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Miniature American Portrait Painting c1845

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Directory: Fine Art: Paintings: Miniatures: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1135556

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A beautiful miniature portrait, on natural organic material, of a blue-eyed young woman, fashionably attired in a white dress with a blue pattern, and seated in a chair. She is wearing a large cameo on a necklace, and also a jet bracelet on each wrist, probably indicative of mourning. The artist chose a blue background palette to nicely complement the dress.

The painting, in superb condition, with fresh colors and no problems or restoration, is large for an American piece of this period, with a sight size of 5" by 4". The leather case, which is probably original and does have glass covering the painting, is 5 1/2" by 4 1/2". The backing paper of the mini shows a preliminary partial sketch done by the artist.