Delightful miniature painting is likely adapted from a dramatic scene from one of the many nineteenth century French Operas popularly attended by Grand Tour opera goers.
The gilt bronze and silk frame holds an oval, hand-painted dramatic boudoir scene . The miniature painting is meticulously rendered showing an elegant 18th century French boudoir with it's richly silk-draped tester bed, upholstered dressing screen and balloon back chair, all set within a room having elaborate and ornamental architectural features.
Measures approximately 6-1/2" tall x 4-3/4" wide. The oval painting measures approximately 3" x 3-1/2". Silk is worn and in a state of deterioration. Gilt bronze has warm patina and looks unpolished. Painting is indistinctly signed.
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