German Miniature Painting of a Man With Fur Hat

  • A bearded man rests peacefully with his eyes closed in this remarkably detailed painting
  • The light on his hat and beard expertly provides the illusion of warmth and depth
  • Miniatures were commissioned by wealthy patrons and often used to record a person's likeness
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Item No. 31-3172

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In this remarkably detailed miniature oil on metal painting, a bearded man with a fur hat and blue coat rests peacefully with his eyes closed. The light on his hat and beard expertly provides the illusion of warmth and depth. 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 Painting of a Man With Fur Hat
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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