Antique Miniature Portrait on Ivory 18th century
An authentic antique museum quality late 18th century hand painted miniature on an ivory panel and mounted in a gold gilded bronze frame. The miniature is an actual portrait of an aristocrat woman sitting in a rococo style chair wearing a classical dress of the typical late 18th century period time fashion in royal blue and white colors while holding a book. An extremely fine and realistically painted hand, face with beautiful eyes, lips, hair, with a pearl necklace around her neck, and with details of the costume including the fur trimming of the dress, ostrich and crane feathers on the bonnet, and lace bordering the opening of her dress.
The portrait was custom painted by fine brush with outstanding detail. Due to the difficulties in painting a miniature portrait, such miniatures were custom painted for wealthy aristocrats by distinguished painters. This particular painting is signed by the artist in the lower right corner “ch. Roze”. This is a true example of late 18th century fine art.
CONDITION: There is a vertical crack on the left side of the ivory panel which at some point was professionally touched up and is now almost invisible. The painting is mounted behind glass in a gold gild bronze frame.
MEASUREMENTS: Dimensions with the frame: 19.5 cm x 12.5 cm (7 5/8 in x 4 7/8 in). (Portrait only): 14.5 cm x 11 cm (5 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in).