Fabulous 19th century miniature water colour on ivory of Empress Josephine, first wife of Napoleon Bonaparte. Dressed in royal attire, this piece is masterfully painted by an accomplished artist after a famous painting of her. Her jeweled necklace is embellished with rubies, emeralds, and pearls and her tiara is encrusted with sapphires, rubies, and pearls. Her royal dress is accented with a divine lace stand-up collar and fashionable puff sleeves and empire style. Over her left shoulder, you can see a tiny bit of her ermine wrap. The portrait is housed in a luscious French bronze frame. Artist signed. Portrait measures 3.25" tall by 2.5" wide. Frame measures 4.75" tall (including bow at top ) by 3.25" wide. A true BEAUTY! A fabulous piece for collector's of portrait miniatures and Francophiles.
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Item ID: 9046
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