Exceptional miniature portrait painting from the first part of the 19th Century. Here we have an exceptional piece of original hand-painted artwork painted on fine wafer using oil medium. The portrait is housed in it's original leather pyramid folding case. There is a period inscription on the verso which is illegible to my eyes and understanding.
The portrait measures 2' 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and the case measures 4' 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches.