Lrg Antique French Portrait Miniature, Miss Elizabeth, Signed by Artis, Grand Tour Souvenir. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure.
No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. As I've said, there are 2 types of portrait miniatures: 1. A living person who sat for their portrait in real life, and 2.
Those done "après" famous works of art in the museums, fueled by the souvenir hungry Grand Tour travelers. This one is of the 2nd variety, and depicts Miss Elizabeth, sister of French King Louis XVI, sister in law to Marie-Antoinette. It is early 1800s, I'd say, and is signed by the artist who has copied earlier art. The painting is particularly fine for these Grand Tour souvenir miniatures. The opulent feathers atop her powdered big hair, the low reveal of her bodice being her signature and that of her time, which would have been 1750-80,'til the end of her brother and sister in law at The Terror, and beheadings thereafter.
A fine historical painting in the original wood frame with convex cover glass, very nicely preserved. Very good to excellent, still sealed from the backside, so I've had to photograph her entirely through a convex cover glass, hence some glare from the lighting. Beautifully preserved as fine souvenirs were.
Artist signature shown, not a listed artist but an adept one. We're easy to deal with. Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 - 5 star ratings in all categories.
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We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item "Large Antique French Portrait Miniature, Miss Elizabeth, Signed, Grand Tour" is in sale since Friday, February 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Other Decorative Collectibles". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.