In a rectangular wooden frame finished in black with a dark metal ring surrounding the oval opening, this wonderful portrait is also signed.
Please note that there are several more miniature portraits listed individually so please make sure to view them all.
There is glass covering the portrait and a sealed backing so we are not sure of the surface material however, it is not ivory.
Photographing through the glass causes some reflections. It is handpainted. This lady is wearing a deep blue dress with a white, sheer embroidered collar. She has lace and flowers in her hair. She has piercing, bright blue eyes and dark hair. The signature (near her left shoulder appears to be "R??y". The frame measures approx. 6 1/2" x 5 3/8". The oval of the portrait is approx. 3 1/2" x 2 1/2".
Due to a kind reader of my portrait listings pointing me to something called King Ludwig's 'Gallery of Beauties' it is a fair conclusion that this portrait was copied from one of those. Here is what Wikipedia says, (in part)about the Gallery of Beauties: '...is a collection of 36 portraits of the most beautiful women from the nobility and middle classes of Munich, Germany, painted between 1827 and 1850 (mostly by Joseph Karl Stieler, appointed court painter in 1820) and gathered by Ludwig I of Bavaria in the south pavilion of his Nymphenburg Palace in Munich. Two additional ones were created by Friedrich Dürck.
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