Spencer Alley: Portrait Miniatures (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm)

Farrier, Charlotte – portrait of James Courthope Peache When purchased at auction, this miniature portrait was accompanied by three notes which has enabled some interesting detective work. A summary of the process is set out here, but it took several hours, with many uncertainties, and dead-ends, on the way. The notes are by two different hands and analyzing their content shows how confusing and possibly wrong information can arise and be transmitted across the generations. The sitter looks to be aged about 50 to 60, and to be dressed in clothes from around The first note reads; The enclosed miniature came into my possession many years ago. The old gentleman treated me as one of his grandchildren when he was living at Wimbledon House, none of us were then married! Many changes having taken place since that time! From this it seems that the writer of the first note was Mrs Loftus Tottenham. NB not hyphenated, and the name Tottenham was not at all obvious at first, and it took some attempts to arrive at Tottenham! Painted by Charlotte Ferrier [sic – The name Cerwindell does not seem to exist, and the name written has so far eluded me.

Antique Picture Frames

Prehistoric hand stencils , Cueva de las Manos in Argentina Hand stencils , made by blowing pigment over a hand held against a wall, are found from over 35, years ago in Asia and Europe, and later prehistoric dates in other continents. Stencils may have been used to color cloth for a very long time; the technique probably reached its peak of sophistication in Katazome and other techniques used on silks for clothes during the Edo period in Japan. In Europe, from about they were commonly used to color old master prints printed in black and white, usually woodcuts.

Low wages contributed to the popularity of the highly labor-intensive process. In the pochoir process, a print with the outlines of the design was produced, and a series of stencils were used through which areas of color were applied by hand to the page. To produce detail, a collotype could be produced which the colors were then stenciled over.

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This is part of the Artists and Ancestors collection of miniature portraits. This Gallery holds American miniatures from 18C to 20C acquired for the collection from January Thursday Wood, Joseph – portrait of a naval officer Although there is a preference for named sitters, this attractive miniature was acquired from New York as an unidentified naval officer by an unknown artist. It was housed in an out of period daguerreotype case dating to twenty years later.

As such it was not an easy miniature to attribute to an artist, especially from an Internet image. However, on arrival the sky background was found to be somewhat brighter than had been expected which assisted. After side by side comparison with many other examples and searching through reference books it has seemed appropriate to attribute the miniature to Joseph Wood who worked in New York.

On the sitter’s right shoulder i. Wood was the son of a New York farmer and ran away from home at age 15 to New York City where he became apprenticed to a silversmith. He learned to paint by copying miniatures which had been left with the silversmith for mounting. In he established himself as an oil portrait and miniature painter.

Portrait Miniatures: Materials & Techniques

This is part of the Artists and Ancestors miniature portrait collection. Click on Home to return to the start page. Click on my photo for my email link. Monday May – Fakes and items of interest Fakes, misleading descriptions, and etc. I must again advise buyers on eBay to be cautious with their money. They were described as; “Pair of Miniature Portraits,” c.

See also Greatest Portrait Paintings (50 Greatest Portraits). Best Miniature Painters (Miniaturists) Here is a short selection of the greatest portrait miniaturists in England and Europe, together with a brief outline of their career and their importance as artists.

This is part of the Artists and Ancestors miniature portrait collection. Click on Home to return to the start page. Click on my photo for my email link. This American miniature portrait on ivory dating from is special on several counts. Firstly, it was painted by an early 19C female artist in the United States, at a time when female artists were very much in the minority. Secondly it is clearly identified as a self portrait.

In the United States, the Goodridge sisters are the only other pre female miniature painters I am aware of, who have recorded examples of self-portraits. And thirdly, it has now been reunited with another self portrait by the same artist which was acquired five years ago and can be seen in the combined image. This seems an amazing coincidence, but the similarities can be clearly seen and both portraits carry full inscriptions.

The second self portrait, dating from , even contains a sachet the artist has included of her hair, which must be almost unique. I have commented elsewhere that self-portraits are to me, one of the most interesting types of miniature portraits, as they give a view into the character of the artist.

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Turkish Miniatures in the 16th Century Turks had the tradition to illustrate manuscripts during the cultural periods before Islamic belief. Paper that could be rolled started to be made in China with plant fibers in B. Nevertheless, the large quantities of stone engravings, textiles, ceramics, works of art made of metal, wood, leather which have survived to the present day, prove that the above mentioned cultural circles were quite developed in other fields of art.

The oldest examples of Turkish pictures for walls are from the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries.

Still, miniature portraits have a long and fascinating history, dating back to illuminated manuscripts of Medieval times. Centuries ago, before photography (let alone selfies), they were used to introduce people over long distances, making arranged marriages between royal families more feasible and less unpleasantly surprising.

Musicological Trifles and Biographical Paralipomena Sep 19, Joseph Lange’s Mozart Portrait Joseph Lange ‘s unfinished portrait of Mozart is one of the most popular and best known images of the composer. Its somber coloring and its unfinished state have made it a visual icon of Mozart in his Vienna years. And yet Mozart scholarship does not even know for sure when Mozart’s brother-in-law painted this portrait.

In Edward J. Dent claimed that it originates from This dating did not gain acceptance either and in Roland Tenschert in his book Mozart. In he dated the portrait with “winter of “, curiously describing it as “a sketch in oils, unfortunately never completed”. This dating was influenced by the assumption that Lange’s portrait of Mozart was somehow related to his portrait of Constanze Mozart which since belongs to the University of Glasgow as part of the Zavertal Collection and is presumed to have been one of the two small portraits that Mozart sent to his father on 3 April I think they are both good likenesses and all who have seen them are of the same opinion.

Since then this dating has been revised by Mozart scholarship to , based on Mozart’s remark in a letter to his wife from 16 April If he is visiting more often, as he promised me; — Whether the Langes come by now and then?

Portrait Miniatures From Scottish Private Collections

This is part of the Artists and Ancestors miniature portrait collection. Click on Home to return to the start page. Click on my photo for my email link. Monday April – Harriet Hemings? An interesting miniature portrait sold recently on eBay was this one, said to be of Harriet Hemings.

Jul 01,  · Miniature portrait of King Charles X Gustav of Sweden before watercolor on vellum Nationalmuseum, Stockholm: Samuel Cooper Neutral Shades of Paint Dating from the Nineteen F Intense Shades of Paint Dating from the Nineteen F Yet More Traces of the Mythical Ariadne;.

Before you invest hundreds of dollars in an authentication investigation, consider our Preliminary Opinion service. James Peale Do you think you may own a painting by James Peale? We authenticate, appraise and research all paintings by this great artist. Self-Portrait James Peale was an early American portrait and still life painter and the brother of famous painter Charles Willson Peale.

He studied under his brother, learning how to paint from him, and worked in his studio until when he went to fight for the Continental Army. George Washington Peale resigned from the army in and moved to Philadelphia to be with his brother. From then on and through the early ‘s, Peale devoted himself to painting miniature paintings and portraits. Most of these were created with watercolor on ivory.

Mary Mitchell miniature watercolor on ivory Miniature Rembrandt Peale However, by , his eyesight began to fail him and Peale then turned to painting large portraits and still life paintings. Still Life With Fruit on a Tabletop Balsam Apple and Vegetables It is believed that Peale painted more than miniature watercolors on ivory, and as many as still life paintings.

It is also believed that he painted less than full sized portraits, and about 8 historical paintings.

3 American Miniature Portraits: Wood, Joseph

This is part of a collection of miniature portraits. For the Home page and links to other miniatures, please click on the links which appear when the page is fully loaded. Brown ” for John Henry Brown.

Miniature paintings were popular and frames for them were available in simple black lacquer or ornate brass embellished woods. American country style frames of this period may appear with a simple rippled or grooved wood with a painted surface or again with a painted false grain look.

Anne Boleyn , 17th century Frans Pourbus This portrait is a lovely interpretation of Elizabeth I’s mother, painted a century after her death. It places great emphasis upon Anne’s most celebrated feature, her beautiful eyes. It seems that, with the exception of the disputed Holbein sketches, she looks quite different in every portrayal.

I actually prefer these romanticized portraits to the ones made during her lifetime. The increasing romanticization of her image was largely the result of her daughter’s phenomenal popularity. The attendant decline of Catholicism also gave Anne newfound status as Henry’s legitimate wife. By contrast, I’ve come across very few romanticized portraits of Katharine of Aragon during or after her daughter’s reign; the ones I have found are black-and-white etchings.

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