This charming portrait miniature of a boy was produced in England during the early 19th century, circa 1810. We see a young boy with combed forwards hair wearing a probable skeleton suit with double row of buttons and neck frill which is narrow and high at the neck. The all original watercolor profile is painted on card or paper and is housed behind convex glass in the most decorative and unusual papier mache frame with a gilt bezel and unusual and attractive triple acorn finial. Interestingly one of the acorns has seeded metaphorically and landed in the aperture to grow as this little sitter! The frame is smaller than most portrait miniature frames making it desirable for a collector.

This is such a wonderful little painting, it will display excellently. Please see our collection of early 19th century portrait miniatures listed separately in our store as they are a personal passion; we love all things Regency and Georgian.

Measuring: Frame width 4 1/8 inch (10.5 cm) by height 5 1/8 inch (13 cm). Aperture width 1 7/8 inch (5 cm) by height 2 3/8 inch (6 cm).

Condition: Very good for its age, sadly not signed..

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Miniature, Portrait

Trinity Antiques

19th Century Regency Portrait Miniature Boy Gorgeous Gilt Bezel Frame Circa 1810


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