The collection is comprised of portraits, landscapes and genre scenes
The collection is comprised of portraits, landscapes and genre scenes This portrait bears an illegible signature with the year 1823 Collection of German Miniature Paintings Collection of German Miniature Paintings
Collection of German Miniature Paintings

Collection of German Miniature Paintings

  • An important collection of early 19th-century German miniature paintings
  • These 12 works display incredible quality and are housed in their original gilt wood frame
  • A mixture of portraits, landscapes and genre scenes are compiled in this collection
  • Miniature paintings were commissioned by wealthy patrons and used as mementos
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Item No. 30-0196
$28,500
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This rare and remarkable collection of 12 German miniature paintings is beautifully displayed in their original carved wood and gilded frame. These diminutive oil on copper masterpieces exhibit a level of intricacy few artist could achieve on such a small scale. The collection comprises portraits, landscapes and genre scenes, most likely executed by several artists of the German School in the early 19th century. Miniatures such as this were commissioned by important, wealthy patrons and often used as mementos of important life events. In the case of portraits, they served as the only means to record an individual's likeness prior to the invention of photography in the 1840s. To find such a varied collection of this incredible quality, still in its original frame, is exceptional.

Two portraits bear an illegible artist's signature, one of which is dated 1823.

Miniatures: 3 3/8" diameter
Frame: 18 3/4" high x 22 1/4" wide
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Framed:22 1/4"W x 18 3/4"H
Period: 1816-1918
Origin:Germany
Subject:Genre
Diameter:3.375 Inches
Width:22 1/4 Inches
Height:18 3/4 Inches
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