German Miniature Genre Scene

  • A young child cries over a spilled meal in this charming miniature painting
  • Miniatures such as this were commissioned by important and wealthy patrons
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Item No. 31-3163

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In this charmingly humorous genre scene depicted in oil on metal, a young girl cries over a spilled meal. The rich detail and masterful characterization in this diminutive work are nothing short of remarkable.

The art of the miniature spans over 400 years, finding popularity in the early 16th century when they first appeared in European courts. Miniatures such as this were commissioned by important, wealthy patrons and often used as a means to record an individual's likeness or mementos of important life events.

Circa 1820

Miniature: 3 3/8" diameter
Frame: 6 5/8" diameter
German Miniature Genre Scene
Period: 19th Century
Origin: Germany
Type: Miniatures
Diameter: 3.38 Inches
Depth: 1.0 Inches
Width: 6.63 Inches
Height: 6.63 Inches

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